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.
Dr. James Sheppard - The narrator of the story, this person cares deeply for his sister and would do anything for her.
This person becomes Poirot's unofficial assistant in the murder investigation. This person is intrigued by Poirot's investigative skills and keeps a written account of the case throughout the investigation.
Hercule Poirot - This person starts out as the mysterious neighbor who moves into The Larches, next door to Dr. James Sheppard and his sister Caroline. Later the reader finds out that this person is a famous detective.
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