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Belling, Barbe. Barbe Belling was created by the Swedish author Malin Ödmann and appeared in Ulvnäsgatan (1919) and Dörjevångagåtan (1919).

Barbro “Barbe” Belling is a Swedish female private detective–the first in Swedish mystery fiction–who is active in Stockholm. She’s no Violet McDade, though–she cries and leans on the nearest man when times get tough. (Although she is more independent-minded in Dörjevångagåtan).

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