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Slappey, Florian. Florian Slappey was created by Octavus Roy Cohen (David Carroll, Chew Evans, Max Gold, Jim Hanvey, Eric Peters) and appeared in ninety-two short stories and two story collections from 1919 to 1950, beginning with “Pool and Genuwine” (The Saturday Evening Post, Jan 4, 1919).

Florian Slappey is an African-American detective from Birmingham, Alabama who moves to Harlem and begins working there. Despite being lazy, illiterate, and often shuffling–Slappey is very much a racist stereotype--Slappey usually catches his man.

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