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Linz, Baroness Clara. Baroness Clara Linz was created by E. Phillips Oppenheim (Peter Benskin, General Besserley, Stanley Brooke, Joseph P. Cray, John Dickens, Nicholas Goade, Malcolm Gossett, Peter Hames, B. Jasen, Gerald Jennerton, Algernon Knox, Ambrose Lavendale, John T. Laxworthy, Joseph Londe, Mannister, Lucie Mott, Sanford Quest, Aaron Rodd, Peter Ruff, Monsieur Sabin, Michael Sayers, Jasper Slane) and appeared in eleven stories, beginning with “Thirty-Nine Wooden Boxes” (Woman’s Home Companion, July 1933); the stories were collected in Advice Limited (1934).
Baroness Clara Linz is beautiful, glamorous, worldly, and alluring. She is the articulate and well-traveled owner and sole proprietor of Advice, Limited, a consulting detective agency located on Adam Street in London. She is known to and consulted by prime ministers, retired generals, and the Bank of England itself. By the end of her series of stories she has been wooed by and agreed to marry the Spanish nobleman Roderigo de Partegena de Cervera y Topete, and she gives up her agency for him.
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