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Maguire. Maguire was created by Dwight V. Babcock (Al, Dave Beeker, Chuck Thompson, Hannah van Doren) and appeared in “At the Bottom of Every Mess” (Black Mask, Jan. 1934) and “Murder in Hell” (Black Mask, Feb. 1934).

Maguire is a hard-boiled private detective active in Los Angeles. He solves murders in places like the L.A. hotspot, the Hell Club. Maguire’s pal is reporter Jerry Lane, and Maguire’s Lestrade is Lt. Higgins.

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