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Hassett, Ben. Ben Hassett was created by Herbert De Hamel and appeared in eleven short stories which were collected in Many Thanks - Ben Hassett (1915). Ben Hassett is a Lupin. Charles Manning is a young British private inquiry agent for Messrs. Hawksley & Shrike who has the misfortune to be sent to Australia in an attempt to capture the “renowned ‘trade thief’ Ben Hassett.” Unfortunately, Manning quickly discovers that Hassett not only has “incredible” powers of disguise, but is also significantly more clever than not just Manning, but everyone else who tries to capture him. Hassett repeatedly embarrasses Manning, always leaving behind a note which reads, “Many Thanks! Ben Hassett.” In the end Manning retires from the agency and Hassett continues on his merry way.

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