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Ryan, Charlie. Charlie Ryan was created by J.C. Lenehan (Detective-Inspector Kilby) and appeared in five novels from 1933 to 1944, beginning with Masked Blackmailer.

Charlie Ryan is a private detective and the owner of the Ryan Detective Agency in Warton, England. He is a college boy and an American who worked in a New York City detective agency before moving to England. He is bright, drinks a fair amount, has an insouciant (though not foppish) attitude, and is assisted by “Boston Belle,” a beautiful, retired counterfeiter. Ryan has red hair.

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