|The Unicorn Murders
-there has not been a British PB edition
The Persons This Mystery Is About:
SIR HENRY MERRIVALE,
otherwise known as H.M., a most invaluable asset to the Secret Service, who has a poker
face and a passion for slang.
a man prepared for the diplomatic service who finds himself working for the Secret
the most picturesque criminal in France and an expert at intrigue, impersonation, and
drawing of red herrings across paths of the police.
brilliant Chief Inspector of the Sûreté, whom nobody knows, for he is as good at
impersonations as Flamande.
an attractive girl who declares she is interested only in politics, but who greets Kenwood
Blake by reciting part of a nursery rhyme about unicorns.
SIR GEORGE RAMSDEN,
a rather tubby Englishman in baggy pepper-and-salt tweeds who is said to be carrying
"the unicorn" to London.
Messieurs GILBERT and HARVEY DRUMMOND,
brothers who look so much alike that they confusingly complicate matters.
M. LE COMTE D'ANDRIEU,
the proprietor of the dank château de I'Ile, who is expecting unknown guests and proves
to be a genial host.
a stout, unaggressive American temporarily halted on his way from India to Paris.
blue-eyed, dark-haired Viennese beauty, presented as the wife of Owen Middleton.
an American lawyer with a short pompadour of silver hair who looks the part of a butler.
the sallow-faced doctor from Marseilles who knows more about the murder than the
newspapers tell and who diagnoses the unicorn nature of the fatal wounds.
an English newspaperman with a lean Norman chin, tangled brows, and quizzical dark eyes.
AUGUSTE, JOSEPH, LOUIS, and JEAN BAPTISTE,
the full staff of servants of the very queer Château de I'lle.