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Drake, Red. Red Drake was created by “W.T. Ballard,” the pseudonym of Willis Todhunter Ballard (Hymie Beerman, Jimmy DeHaven, Bill Lennox, Tomaso Sherman), and appeared in nineteen stories in a variety of pulps from 1935 to 1943, beginning with “You Never Know About Women” (Black Mask, Oct. 1935).
Red Drake is a detective who works undercover for the Illinois State Racing Commission investigating crimes in and around racetracks. He is a hard man who engages in gunplay more or less when he feels like it.
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