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Chitterwick, Ambrose. Ambrose Chitterwick was created by Anthony Berkeley (Roger Sheringham) and appeared in Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929), Piccadilly Murder (1929), and Trial and Error (1937).
Ambrose Chitterwick is a “red-faced, somewhat globular, early middle-aged gentleman of independent means.” However, Chitterwick’s harpy-like aunt controls Chitterwick’s income, forcing him to do her shopping for him and otherwise run his life. (Not very difficult, for Chitterwick is a meek and retiring milquetoast). Chitterwick’s great passion is amateur detecting, both in deducing information about people and in solving crimes, and every so often life throws him a mystery on to which he can latch himself, to please himself and escape from his aunt’s attention.
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