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Read, Vernon. Vernon Read was created by “Maxwell Scott,” the pseudonym of John Staniforth (Martin Dale, Kenyon Ford, Gordon Gray, Nelson Lee, Jimmy Readman), and appeared in three serials in Boys’ Leader, Big Budget, and Boys’ Friend from 1921 to 1924, beginning with “The Iron Skull” (Boys’ Leader, 1921).

Vernon Read is a Great Detective modeled on Sexton Blake.

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