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Characters By Chapter
EDITOR:
E. Robinson
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CH FIRST NAME LAST NAME DESCRIPTION
1JudgeCrossley Judge in Harriet Vane's trial
 SalcombeHardy Reporter covering the trial
 WafflesNewton Reporter covering the trial
 HarrietVane Defendant in murder trial, 29 yr. old mystery author
 PhilipBoyes Murder victim, Harriet's lover, 36 yrs. old
 SylviaMarriott Friend of Harriet Vane
 EilunedPrice Friend of Harriet Vane
 Hon. FreddyArbuthnot Friend of Peter Wimsey, stock market adviser
 Lord PeterWimsey Aristocrat attending the trial, amateur detective, 2nd son of the Duke of Denver
 Mr. & Mrs.Dyer Neighbors of Philip Boyes
 Sir ImpeyBiggs Defending attorney for Harriet Vane
 NormanUrquhart Philip Boyes' cousin, solicitor
 Dr.Green Philip Boyes' physician
 RylandVaughan Friend of Philip Boyes
 HannahWestlock Norman Urquhart's maid
 Dr.Weare Philip Boyes' physician
 Dr.Grainger Philip Boyes' physician
 Dowager DuchessWimsey Peter Wimsey's mother
 Miss KatherineClimpson Peter Wimsey's "enquiry agent," proprietor of the "Cattery"
 Chief Inspector Charles ParkerPolice detective, friend of Wimsey
2NurseWilliams Philip Boyes' nurse
 Sir JamesLubbock Conducted autopsy on Philip Boyes
 StephenFordyce Conducted autopsy on Philip Boyes
 Mr.Challoner Harriet Vane's literary agent
3CuthbertLogan Reporter for a morning newspaper
4Mr.Crofts Defense solicitor, of Crofts & Cooper
 JudgeBancroft Likely judge for Harriet's retrial
  Bunter Wimsey's butler & friend
6Mrs.Merdle Nickname of Wimsey's car
 Rev. ArthurBoyes Philip Boyes' father, parson
 CremonaGarden Former actress, Philip Boyes' great aunt, aka Mrs. Wrayburn, nee Rosanna Hubbard
 Mr.Cole Boyes' publisher, of Grimsby & Cole
8MarjoriePhelps Potter, friend of Wimsey's
 NinaKropotky Hostess of avantgarde party, acquaintance of Philip Boyes
 JoeyTrimbles Host of another party, acquaintance of Philip Boyes
9Mrs.Pettican Norman Urquhart's cook
10Mrs. GracieBulfinch Former bar maid at the Nine Rings, found the empty packet of powder used by Philip Boyes
 Miss JoanMurchison Secretary in Urquhart's office, one of Miss Climpson's employees
12Mrs. "Freak"Dimsworthy Guest at Christmas tea at Duke of Denver's home (Wimsey's family estate)
 Captain TommyBates Guest at Christmas tea at Duke of Denver's home (Wimsey's family estate)
 Mrs.Featherstone Guest at Christmas tea at Duke of Denver's home (Wimsey's family estate)
 HelenWimsey Wimsey's sister-in-law, Duchess of Denver, Gerald's wife
 Mr.Harringay Guest at Christmas tea at Duke of Denver's home (Wimsey's family estate)
 MissTitterton Guest at Christmas tea at Duke of Denver's home (Wimsey's family estate)
 GeraldWimsey Wimsey's older brother, Duke of Denver, Helen's husband
 RachelLevy Freddie Arbuthnot's fiancĂ©e
 MaryWimsey Peter Wimsey's older sister (romantically involved with Charles Parker)
13BillRumm Locksmith, former burglar & safecracker, aka "Blindfold Bill"
 Esmeralda Hyacinth  Bill's daughter
 BellaRumm Bill's wife & Esmeralda's mother
14Mrs.Hodges Urquhart's office cleaning lady
16Miss CarolineBooth Mrs. Wrayburn's nurse/companion
17Mrs.Pegler Fellow boardinghouse residents with Miss Climpson in Windle, Westmorland
 MissEtheredge Fellow boardinghouse residents with Miss Climpson in Windle, Westmorland
 MissTweall Fellow boardinghouse residents with Miss Climpson in Windle, Westmorland
 Mrs.Liffey Fellow boardinghouse residents with Miss Climpson in Windle, Westmorland
21Mabel  Manicurist
Strong Poison suggested by Elizabeth Robinson
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