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Martin Hewitt, investigator
Arthur Morrison
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Rosemary Herbert (Biography) is editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing and author of Front Page Teaser: A Liz Higgins Mystery. A former Harvard University reference librarian, and a longtime journalist and literary critic, her books also include Whodunnit? A Who's Who in Crime & Mystery Writing, Murder on Deck! Shipboard & Shoreline Mystery Stories, and Twelve American Crime Stories. She co-edited, with Tony Hillerman, The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories and A New Omnibus of Crime. After residing on a Maine island, she now lives in America's heartland, where she pursues writing and ceramic arts.

Judith John (glossary) is a writer and editor specializing in literature and
 history. A former secondary school English Language and Literature
teacher, she has subsequently worked as an editor on major educational
projects, including English A: Literature for the Pearson International
Baccalaureate series. Judith's major research interests include Romantic
 and Gothic literature, and Renaissance drama.

Arthur Morrison (1863-1945) was born in the East End of London. He later became a writer for The Globe newspaper and showed a keen interest in relating the real and bleak plight of those living in London slums. When Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock Holmes in 1893, a vacuum opened up for detective heroes. In the wake Morrison created Martin Hewitt, publishing stories about him in The Strand Magazine, which had also first published Sherlock Holmes. Though a man with genius deductive skill, Morrison's Hewitt character was the polar opposite to Holmes: genial and helpful to the police. He was perhaps the most popular of these new investigator fiction heroes.

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