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Zoom, Sidney. Sidney Zoom was created by Erle Stanley Gardner (Black Barr, Major Copley Brane, Terry Clane, Bertha Cool, Ken Corning, Speed Dash, Jax Keen, Barney Killigen, Bob Larkin, Lester Leith, Señor Lobo, The Man in the Silver Mask, Perry Mason, Ed Migraine, Patent Leather Kid, Phantom Crook, Paul Pry (II), Doug Selby, Pete Wennick, White Rings, Gramps Wiggins, Bob Zane) and appeared in seventeen stories in Detective Fiction Weekly from 1930 to 1934, beginning with “The Higher Court” (Detective Fiction Weekly, Mar. 8, 1930).
Sidney Zoom is a consulting detective who “hated misfortune, but detested weakness.” He is Holmesian in his aloof, misanthropic attitude, his mastery of disguise, his general brilliance, and his separation from other people; his only friend is his police dog, Rip.
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