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Polter, O.K. O.K. Polter was created by “Ralph Boston,” the pseudonym of Ben Conlon (Pete Rice), and appeared in five stories in Top-Notch Magazine from 1931 to 1933, beginning with "The Murder at Ten Thirty” (Top-Notch Magazine, Aug. 15, 1931).

Orville K. “O.K.” Polter is a hard-boiled private detective. “Polter was a hard man on a case; he had been compelled to shoot down men in his time. But they were men outside the law—men dangerous to society. Beneath that professional exterior of his, though, Polter was as soft-hearted as a schoolgirl.”

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