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Van Doren, Hannah. Hannah Van Doren was created by Dwight V. Babcock (Al, Dave Beeker, Maguire, Chuck Thompson) and appeared in Homicide for Hannah (1941), Gorgeous Ghoul (1943), and Hannah Says Foul Play (1946).

Hannah van Doren is a young, beautiful writer of true crime stories. She is also the daughter of a police detective and is a hard-drinking, hard-bitten women with ghoulish interests. She lives in New York City and solves murder cases there, her particular interest being crimes with a sex angle. Her colleagues and friends know about this interest of hers, which earns her the nicknames “Hannah the Horrible” and "Homicide Hannah the Gorgeous Ghoul." Her sidekick and possible boyfriend is car salesman Joe Kirby.

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