Professor Camille Houghton
not a detective, but consults on many crime cases in the early 20th century.
Tall, thin, brunette. Not always taking seriously at first because of the time period.
Has a photographic memory and a knack for solving puzzles. Critical thinker. Mary Poppins-esque in demeanor.
Orphaned at age fourteen, Camille spent a short period of time in a Catholic orphanage, before breaking out to live on her own.
She cleaned homes, shined shoes and served tea to support herself, and in 1895 was admitted to New York University.
In 1902, Camille was just finishing her law degree when she was approached with an interesting opportunity to consult with the NYPD. A detective had been following this woman who had gained much notoriety in the academic field. After consulting on a serial murder case, Camille returned to school and earned her Masters in Criminology. Now a popular professor at the university, Camille is often called upon to help the detectives because of her astute observations of the criminal psyche.
I hope you like her, she is a intelligent & strong-willed woman in the early 1900s! Do with her what you want... I believe I am the first post on this forum, so I hope I got this right.