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In the short story The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest, Mrs Spence and her husband were guests at the party of Major Jack Rich. They spent most of the night dancing together. They were not considered suspects or even key witnesses to the death of Edward Clayton.

In the expanded version of the story The Mystery of the Spanish Chest. Mrs Spence was given the full name Linda Spence and had a much larger role.

The Spences are not featured in film adaptation of the story in Series 3 of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot.

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