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Silence, Sylvia. Sylvia Silence was created by “Katherine Greenhalgh,” the pseudonym of John William Bobin (Derrick Brent, Don Darrel, Valerie Drew, Lila Lisle, Top-Gear Tempest), and appeared in a number of stories in Schoolgirls Weekly from 1922 to 1929?

Sylvia Silence’s father is a noted consulting detective with a number of resemblances to Sherlock Holmes. But it is his daughter who soon becomes known as “the Girl Sherlock Holmes,” as her intelligence and detective skill solves a number of difficult cases. She is “slender and winsome,” with “a wealth of bronze-brown hair,” and is athletic, smart and fearless. He is assisted by the grey monkey Jacko and the unusually intelligent Alsatian Wolf.

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