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Quero, Mercedes. Mercedes Quero was created by Gladys Edson Locke (Inspector Burton) and appeared in four novels from 1914 to 1925, beginning with That Affair at Portstead Manor.

Mercedes Quero is a private detective based in London but working in rural areas across the south of England. She is tall and slim and skilled at disguise as well as investigation, and is capable at fisticuffs as well as with her revolver. Working with Inspector Burton, she solves cases as varied as murder, jewel theft (one by a masked cavalier), and a locked room murder.

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