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Numa, Martin. Martin Numa was created by the French author Léon Sazie (Tony Pacot, Zigomar (I)) and appeared in one novel and at least fifty stories in a variety of pulps from 1907 to at least 1934, beginning with Martin Numa, Roi Des Détectives #1.

Martin Numa is a Great Detective modeled on Sexton Blake. The French Numa is the "king of policemen" and is Watsoned by Courville, a journalist who narrates the stories. Numa takes on, among others, Femmes Fatales, Mad Scientists, and Yellow Perils. Numa appears in stories with titles like “The Fatal Domino,” “The Pretty Vampire,” and “The Invisible Butchers.”

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