The Young Detectives
Membership: Eli, Chana, Shosh, Phinchas
Purpose: To solve crimes
Affiliations: Tarzan, The Golem, Lilith
Enemies: The Black Wing
Base of Operations: Israel
First Appearance: Novel by Avner Carmeli (title unknown to me), 1953
History: The Young Detectives were four Israeli youths who solved crimes and faced some incredibly bizarre cases, among them: allying with Tarzan to fight slavers and spies; battling the terrorist known as The Black Wing; opposing an anarchist "ecological" organisation which was plotting to reverse evolution and return all men to the level of apes. This last group was defeated with the aid of the Golem and Lilith.
Comments: Created by Avner Carmeli. The characters initially appeared in twelve books published between 1953 and 1961.
Thanks to Eli Eshed for informing me of these characters and providing information on them.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Young Allies, Golden Age kid group
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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