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Uncle Abner

Crime & Mystery Fiction Detective

Created by Melville Davisson Post

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Uncle Abner, created by Melville Davisson Post, is a mighty figure. He solved the mysteries that confronted him in a backwoods Virginia community, of which he was squire, in the first years of the nineteenth century before the infant American nation had any proper police system. He had two great attributes for his self-imposed task: a profound knowledge and love of the Bible, and keen observation of human actions (as when he showed that a deaf man could not have written a certain document because a word in it was mis-spelt phonetically). There never has been a detective of fiction with the tremendous moral power of this simple, strong and sane American.

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