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Ghost, Walter. Walter Ghost was created by Vincent Starrett (Riley Blackwood, Jimmie Lavender, George Washington Troxell) and appeared in Murder on B Deck (1929), Dead Man Inside (1931), and End of Mister Garment (1932).

Walter Ghost is a New Yorker stuck in Chicago. He is, in his own words, “somewhat of a dilettante,” having gained a degree in medicine and surgery but never having practiced, as well as having spent a great deal of time looking for “queer islands of the sea.” He also worked for Army Intelligence during the war, and it is the skills he gained in the latter position that he most often puts to use in solving the crimes he encounters, although he much prefers solving mysteries to crimes. Ghost is tall and phenomenally ugly.

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