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Parbold, Chief Inspector. Chief Inspector Parbold was created by “Michael Arlen,” the pseudonym of Dikran Kuyumjian (Falcon (IV)), and appeared in three stories in Everybody’s Magazine and Strand Magazine from 1924 to 1938, beginning with “Punctilious Parbold” (Everybody’s Magazine, Mar. 1924).

Chief Inspector Parbold works for the Criminal Investigation Department of Scotland Yard, and has “the name of being the best-turned out official” of that august body. He is a fatherly, experienced investigator with a crime-solving approach similar to Peter Falk’s Lt. Columbo.

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