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Adams, Adelaide. Adelaide Adams was created by Anita Blackmon and appeared in Murder à la Richelieu (1937) and There is no Return (1930). Adelaide Adams is a Spinster Detective. She is a tough old woman, affectionately and not-so-affectionately referred to as "the old battle ax." She lives in the Hotel Richelieu in a small town in the American South. Unfortunately, murders keep occurring at the Hotel. Fortunately, Adams is there to solve the murders and catch the criminals. Adams is of the middle classes and is hard but not unfriendly. 

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