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.
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