Inspector Thomas Lynley
This character is the book's protagonist and works as a detective at New Scotland Yard in London and is also an aristocrat.
Sergeant Barbara Havers
This character is thirty years old and decidedly unattractive. The character is also somewhat difficult to get along with and has been demoted at work.
This character discovers a decapitated body in the barn at Gembler Farm.
Lady Helen Clyde
This character currently works as a lab assistant and is something of a human behavior expert.
Simon Allcourt-St. James
This character is an independent forensics expert who once worked for New Scotland Yard and has been injured in a car accident which left him a cripple.
Deborah Allcourt-St. James
This character is a photographer.
This character is significantly overweight and is considered by some to be developmentally delayed.
This character is a child molester...
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