Competent Women

Anne Bedingfield, Emily Trefusis, Lucy Eyelesbarrow: why is it that Agatha Christie’s adventurous, highly competent young women never get to become recurring sleuths?

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Books and sources:
Agatha Christie’s Complete Secret Notebooks by John Curran
The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie  by Charles Osborne
An Autobiography   by Agatha Christie
The Secret Adversary (1922) by Agatha Christie
The Man in the Brown Suit  (1924) by Agatha Christie
The Sittaford Mystery  (1931) by Agatha Christie
The Secret of Chimneys  (1925) by Agatha Christie
The Seven Dials Mystery  (1929) by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of the Blue Train  (1928) by Agatha Christie
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?  (1934) by Agatha Christie
They Came to Baghdad  (1951) by Agatha Christie
4.50 From Paddington  (1957) by Agatha Christie

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