Referred to simply by his last name throughout the story, this character -- who is the protagonist -- is a superintendent with Scotland Yard. He is single, handsome, six-foot-two, and serious.
The former Earl of Caverness who has given up his title, this person is an acquaintance of the protagonist and the two sometimes work cases together.
This young man is described as "slow," beats another character at Pac Man at the Jerusalem Inn, and is later revealed to having been switched at birth.
This character is the half sister to another, though she believes them to be cousins. She dies from being poisoned.
This character is a librarian who lives next door to a murder victim.
The mistress of Bonaventure School who reveals to the protagonist that two characters were actually half-siblings rather than cousins...
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