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Sprood, Jane. Jane Sprood was created by Ellis Parker Butler (Reverend Bryson Brace, Jabez Bunker, Diogenes, Grayson Greene, Philo Gubb, Shagbark Jones) and appeared in six stories in The Green Book Magazine in 1919 and 1920, beginning with “A Career of Crime” (The Green Book Magazine, Aug 1919).

Jane Sprood is a Spinster Detective. She is active in rural Long Island and is enthusiastic about crime-solving. Her Watson, Susan Perk, is considerably less so.

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