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Slane, Jasper. Jasper Slane was created by E. Philips Oppenheim (Peter Benskin, General Besserley, Stanley Brooke, Joseph P. Cray, John Dickens, Nicholas Goade, Malcolm Gossett, Peter Hames, B. Jasen, Gerald Jennerton, Algernon Knox, Ambrose Lavendale, John T. Laxworthy, Baroness Claire Linz, Joseph Londe, Mannister, Lucie Mott, Sanford Quest, Aaron Rodd, Peter Ruff, Monsieur Sabin, Michael Sayers) and appeared in ten stories in Colliers in 1929, beginning with “Who Killed Montague Brest?” (Colliers, Apr. 27, 1929); the stories were collected in Slane’s Long Shots (1930).
Jasper Slane is an amateur criminologist who solves crimes because “it amuses me to attempt to solve any social problem which is baffling my friends,” which usually includes Scotland Yard detectives. He is English and of the upper classes.
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