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Riggs, Bingo. Bingo Riggs was created by “Craig Rice,” the pseudonym of Georgianna Ann Randolph Craig (Melville Fairr, Jake and Helen Justus, Gypsy Rose Lee, John J. Malone), and appeared in The Sunday Pigeon Murders (1942) and The Thursday Turkey Murders (1943).

Bingo Riggs and Handsome Kuzak are a pair of photographers who take snaps of tourists in New York’s Central Park and sell them. Riggs & Kuzak are usually desperate for cash, and get involved in crimes, whether solving (the brutal ones) or committing (the ones “only the most diehard moralist could object to”). It all turns out well in the end for them.

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