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McGee, Show-Me. Show-Me McGee was created by Frederick C. Davis (Donald O’Keefe Adams, Bill Brent, Duke Buckland, Carter Cole, Dennis Dayle, Murray Gifford, Cyrus Hatch, Mark Hazzard, Jingling Kid, Guy Kerry, Paul Kirk, Moon Man, Operator #5, Radigan, Ravenwood, Secrets, Inc., Peter Trapp II, Peter Van Dyk) and appeared in seven stories in Detective Fiction Weekly from 1933 to 1934, beginning with “Hell on Wheels” (Detective Fiction Weekly, Sept. 30, 1933).
John “Show-Me” McGee is a hard-boiled Detective Lieutenant in a police department in a nameless coastal city. “He was called ‘Show-Me’ because he literally hailed from Missouri and consisted of two hundred pounds of skepticism. Lumbering as he was, he was ace action-man of the force.” He is sentimental and kind when he can afford to be.
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