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Shadow Crook. The Shadow Crook was created by G.H. Teed (Black Abbot, Sexton Blake, Sampson Parr, Grant Rushton) and appeared in four stories in Detective Weekly in 1936, beginning with “A Secret of the Slums” (Detective Weekly, Feb. 29, 1936).
The Shadow Crook is a Lupin. He is Flash Kelly, an American cracksman who takes a holiday in London and begins a string of burglaries and robberies which bedevil the police. (Kelly is very good at disguise). But then Kelly makes the mistake of killing a Yard officer who is trying to arrest Kelly, and what follows is a war between Kelly and the Yard, with the Yard, of course, emerging triumphant.
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