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Thorne, Tommy. Tommy Thorne was created by Charles H. Snow and appeared in The Lakeside Murder (1933), The Bonanza Murder Case (1934), and The Sign of the Death Circle (1935).

Tommy Thorne is the “hobo detective,” a private detective who lives rough in California in the years after the American Civil War and who solves cases he comes upon or is hired to solve. He is Watsoned by the unlikable hothead Fenstrom, reporter for the Courier.

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