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.
Jim Qwilleran - The central character and erstwhile detective in the novel..
Koko and YumYum - Two Siamese cats that are Qwilleran's allies in crime solving. They are named after a pair of characters in Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta, The Mikado.
Andrew Glanz - He is found dead before the narrative begins. His life and death are the prime motivators of the plot that explores the tension between truth and illusion.
C.C. Cobb - The book's second murder victim, who is killed in retaliation for his attempts to blackmail...
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