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Watson, Sarah. Sarah Watson was created by D. B. McCandless and appeared in four stories in Detective Fiction Weekly in 1937, beginning with “He Got What He Asked For” (Detective Fiction Weekly, Jan. 16, 1937).

In a nameless small city/large town, Sarah Watson runs the Watson Detective Agency, assisted by Ben Todd, her young assistant. (She calls him "whippersnapper"). She is in her forties, plain-looking, and “heavyset.” She never dresses particularly well–square-toed shoes, rusty black skirts and shirtwaists–and she eats the way that most pulp private detectives eat, in “man-sized bites,” with a “masterful movement of jaws.” But she is as tough, clever, and effective as any male private eye.

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