20. The Lady Detective

Meet Maud West, a real life lady detective from the golden age of detective fiction who lived a very colourful life — as well as sleuthing, she liked to dress up as Charlie Chaplin and once threatened to shoot a ghost. But who was she, really?

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Susannah Stapleton, author of The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

Books mentioned in order of appearance:
The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective by Susannah Stapleton
British Women in the Twentieth Century by Elsie M. Lang
Lady Molly of Scotland Yard  by Baroness Orczy

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