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Cardigan, Tom. Tom Cardigan was created by Donald Cormack (Schuyler Montgomery) and appeared in four stories in Dime Mystery Magazine in 1940, beginning with “When the Dead Return” (Dime Mystery Magazine, Mar. 1940).

Tom Cardigan is a wealthy lawyer and private detective. He is heavily built, verging on fat, but he moves “with a surprisingly light, graceful tread, and his round, cherubic face perpetually smiled at the world with a disarming friendliness. His pale blue eyes were almost meek in their expression, and he rarely showed anger—but when he did, those who observed it would probably never forget.” He confronts Evil Surgeons like “The Surgeon of the Dead.” Cardigan’s Lestrade is Detective Sergeant Levy.

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