Cast of Characters

CAST OF 
CHARACTERS

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SCORBION

 

 

 

 

 

Locale:

Haxford, England.

Date:   

June, 1910.

Cora Gromley:

Mortimer Gromley’s wife.

Nellie:

The Gromleys’ cook and housekeeper.

Jonathan Bentine:

A young man from the town of Avens seeking

to confirm a secret from his past.

Mortimer Gromley:

A wealthy, retired linen merchant.

Pignon Scorbion:

The chief police inspector of Haxford. A friend of Dr. John Watson

and an extraordinary detective.

Thomas Worth:

An uneducated shoeshine man in Brown’s barbershop in his mid-twenties. The Gromley’s nephew.

Calvin Brown:

Owner of Brown’s Barbershop. A paunchy, long-time friend of Scorbion.

Barnabus:

A large, red-haired barber in Calvin’s shop who has a long,

plush crimson beard and stutters.

Yves:

A French transplant barber in Brown’s shop, whose lack of

height requires that he stands on a crate when he cuts hair.

Billy Arthurson:

In his early-twenties, the presses-mechanic and reporter for the Haxford Morning News newspaper.

Hubert Waters:

The editor and publisher of the Haxford Morning News.

Chief Inspector Benson:

Scorbion’s, now retired, predecessor police chief in Haxford.

William Bentine:

Jonathan Bentine’s purported father.

Mary Alice Bentine:

Jonathan Bentine’s mother who sang at the Grey Hawk Tavern in Avens.

Phillip:

The owner of the Grey Hawk Tavern.

Dr. Mayes:

A physician in Avens who treated Mortimer Gromley.

Choc Ross:

An attractive neophyte linen merchant.

Robert Garson:

A very handsome linen merchant.

Eloise:

Cora Gromley’s sister.

Katherine Walls:

Scorbion’s ex-wife.

Abigail Speckler:

Co-owner of Simon & Abigail Speckler’s Private Detective Agency.

Mildred Brown:

Calvin Brown’s wife.

Simon Adley:

The sergeant who is Scorbion’s second in command.

Roger Pawling:

A lower level constable on Scorbion’s staff.

Natacha Papouloute:

Pignon Scorbion’s mother.

Jamal Scorbion:

Pignon Scorbion’s father.

Arnold Hill:

Scorbion’s friend and chess opponent.

Henry Hopkins:

Owner and ringmaster of the Hopkins Travelling Circus.

Freddy Rumple:

A short, misfit loner and would-be circus star.

Emily Collins:

A box office worker at the Hopkins circus. Small of stature and feminine.

Reggie Watkins:

A strapping, 7 foot tall, not-overly-bright, roustabout in the Hopkins circus.

Percy Harvey:

A short stilt-walker in the Hopkins circus.

Mary Collins:

Emily’s deceased sister.

Jed Pierce:

A roustabout in the Hopkins circus.

Teddy Farner:

A roustabout in the Hopkins circus.

Shelby Winston:

A roustabout in the Hopkins circus.

Harry:

Haxford’s town drunk.

Victor Hutchfield:

A talented woodworker and friend of Emily Collins

who lives in Devonshire.

James & Lionel:

Animal trainers in Hopkins circus.

John Parks:  

The lion tamer in the Hopkins circus.

Sabrina:

The bearded lady in the Hopkins circus.

Walt Robbins:

A new roustabout in the Hopkins circus, being trained

by Reggie Watkins.

Thelma Smith:

Owner of Books on The Square bookshop — independent,

learned, bright and extremely attractive.

Dr. Franklin Morgan:

Haxford’s town doctor.

Isabelle Morgan:

Dr. Morgan’s wife.

Faustin Hardcastle:

Owner and editor of the Haxford Gazette evening newspaper.

Sky Bear:

A Native American tribal leader in the old American West.

 

Yellow Feather:

Sky Bear’s wife.

Dibe:

Sky Bear and Yellow Feather’s youngest daughter.

Ajei:

Sky Bear and Yellow Feather’s eldest daughter.

 

Dr. James Adams:

The doctor in a town in the old American West.

Eve Adams:

Dr. Adam’s wife.

Samuel Lewiston:

A rancher in a town in the old American West.

John Borlan:

A rancher in a town in the old American West.

Will Farland:

A rancher in a town in the old American West.

Robert Masterford:

A United States government official who is

transferred to England; Dr. Adams is his physician.

Samuel Gray: 

A recently deceased farmer who died in an accident.

Florence Gray:

The widow of Samuel Gray.

Martin Chames:

A farmer from Tottingham who relocated to Haxford.

Charles Emerlin:

Owner and chef of the Cork and Plate restaurant in

London who moved to Haxford to become the Morgans’ cook.

 

Warvis:

The Morgans’ manservant.

Joseph Nava:

The Morgans’ driver who formerly he sold farm machinery to Chames in Tottingham.

Katy Alby:

Martin Chames’ niece and the housekeeper for the Morgans’.

 

George Barlan:

Haxford’s butcher and a farm owner.

Angus Riley:

Haxford’s blacksmith and animal healer.

Locale:

Haxford, England

Date:   

July, 1910

 

Pignon Scorbion:

The chief police inspector of Haxford. A friend of Dr. John Watson

and an extraordinary detective. 

Elrod Hubbard:

Owner of Haxford’s bank. 

Millicent Hubbard:

Elrod Hubbard’s wife. 

Katherine Walls:

Scorbion’s ex-wife. 

Thomas Worth:

An uneducated shoeshine man in Brown’s barbershop in his mid-twenties.

Calvin Brown:

Owner of Brown’s Barbershop. A paunchy, long-time friend of Scorbion.

Barnabus:

A barber in Calvin’s shop. A large, red haired man with a long, plush crimson beard who stutters.

Yves:

A French transplant barber in Brown’s shop, whose lack of height requires that he stands on a crate when he cuts hair.

Billy Arthurson:

In his early-twenties, the presses mechanic and reporter for the Haxford Morning News newspaper.

Mildred Brown:

Calvin Brown’s wife.

Simon Adley:

The sergeant who is Scorbion’s second in command.

Roger Pawling:

A lower-level constable on Scorbion’s staff.

Thelma Smith:

Owner of Books On The Square bookshop — independent, learned, bright and extremely attractive.

Dr. Franklin Morgan:

Haxford’s town doctor.

Isabelle Morgan:

Dr. Morgan’s wife.

Hubert Waters:

The editor and publisher of the Haxford Morning News.

Faustin Hardcastle:

Owner and editor of the Haxford Gazette evening newspaper.

Katy Alby:

Driver for the Morgans’.

Ames:

Haxford’s coroner.

Ruth Adley:

Simon Adley’s wife.

Dr. Grodin:

Brookdale’s optician.

Archie Williams:

Loan Shark and amateur painter.

Charlotte Williams:

Archie’s wife and a certified midwife.

Benjamin Carter:

Owner of Haxford’s art gallery.

Oscar Sneed:

Brookdale’s blacksmith.

Beatrice Sneed:

Oscar’s wife.

Elizabeth “Eliza” Reed:

A flirtatious younger woman. Imogene’s friend and Maude’s sister.

Ronald Parker: 

 A no-good, heavy drinker, who is a crack shot with a bow & arrow or crossbow.

Maude Parker:

Ronald’s wife and Eliza’s sister.

Charlie Thornton:

A no-good, heavy drinker, who is a crack shot with a bow & arrow or crossbow, and who has one leg noticeably shorter than the other.

Frederick Mills:

A male friend of Eliza.

Monty Pendleton:

A friend of Parker and Thornton.

Harley Quirk:

A friend of Parker, Thornton and Pendleton.

Inspector Jayson:

Chief Police Inspector of Brookdale.

Harry Hanson:

Haxford’s town drunk.

Mrs. Walpole:

Owner of a boardinghouse in Haxford.

Bertram Tilson:

A gambler who owed money to Archie Williams.

Gerald Evans:

A jeweler who owed money to Archie Williams.

Ida Evans:

Gerald’s wife.

Owen Johnson:

A laborer who owed money to Archie Williams.

Amelia Johnson:

Owens wife and mother of seven children.

Gilbert Stone:

A Haxford Gazette reporter.

Sidney Clark:

Owner of Haxford Habidashers.

Horace Farnsworth:

Owner of the Haxford Mercantile Store and Emporium.

Mrs. Hicks:

The woman who cleans Scorbion’s police station.

Margaret James:

A young woman who works in Thelma Smith’s bookshop.

Joseph Winston:

Owner of Winston Jewelers in Brookdale.

Thomas Hodge:

Head of Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge auctioneers in London.

Charles Holroyd:

Director of The National Gallery of British Art.

Roland Mack:

Owner of Haxford’s Inn.

Shamus Finch:

One of London’s leading art authorities.

MURDER IN HAXFORD