Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley
This character is a thoughtful and romantic man who cares a great deal for the people in his life.
Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers
This character is the protagonist's long-time partner.
This character was never able to maintain a genuine emotional attachment to anyone.
Lady Helen Clyde
This character once refused to marry the protagonist.
This character is a leading candidate for the Penford Chair in History.
This character is a successful editor with the University Press.
This character is parent to the murder victim.
This character plays the trumpet and has an affinity for jazz.
This character left a successful career as an art restorer to become a stay-at-home mother.
This character is a deaf student at Cambridge University.
This character is graduate assistant at Cambridge.
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