This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Inspector Ian Rutledge - This character is a gifted investigator who is suffering the aftereffects of war and fears that a gift for solving crimes has disappeared.
Hamish McLeod - This character is a shell-shocked soldier who refuses to lead an attack on a machine gunner and must face the firing squad for those actions.
Superintendent Bowles - This character is a senior inspector at Scotland Yard who is jealous of a lower investigator who is of higher birth and exhibits superior investigative skills.
Colonel Charles Harris - This character is...
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