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Finney, Dr. Mary. Dr. Mary Finney was created by “Matthew Head,” the pseudonym of John Canaday, and appeared in four novels, from 1945 to 1955, beginning with A Devil in the Bush. Dr. Mary Finney is a "loud-swearing, hard-headed, wise doctor" who is active in the Congo during World War Two, solving crimes among both European expatriates and the native Congolese. Dr. Mary Finney is a "loud-swearing, hard-headed, wise" medical missionary who is active in the Belgian Congo during World War Two, solving crimes among both European expatriates and the native Congolese. Finney is a “large, carroty-haired, plain-faced woman about fifty years old” who knows a great deal about the people of the Congo and deals with murder cases with a sort of grim relish. She is assisted by Emily Collins, who runs the “soul and hymn” department of the mission.

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