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Peter Cheyney was a British writer best known for his authorship of hard-boiled detective fiction featuring the fictitious Lemmy Caution and Slim Callaghan. A police reporter and crime investigator by trade, Cheyney penned his first detective story on a bet. Novels like This Man is Dangerous, The Urgent Hangman, and Dames Don’t Care followed, and allowed Cheyney to pursue writing full-time. During his lifetime, Cheyney sold more than one million copies of his books, making him one of the most popular writers of his era. Cheyney died in 1951.