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Special Squad. The Special Squad was created by “Stewart Sterling,” the pseudonym of Prentice Winchell (Jim Big-Knife, Johnny Hi Gear, Steve Koski, Eric Lewis, Vince Mallie, Ben Pedley), and appeared in nine stories in Black Mask from 1940 to 1943, beginning with “Ten Carats of Lead” (Black Mask, Aug. 1940).

The Special Squad are hard-boiled N.Y.P.D. officers on rotating details, from Pawnshop to Homicide to Bomb & Forgery. In this role they take on spies, saboteurs, and ordinary criminals. The leader of the Squad is Detective Mike Hansard.

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