Cast of Characters

Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque ... more

Charming, devil-may-care rake with a talent for double entendres…until tragedy strikes. Appears in Thief of Shadows, Lord of DarknessOnce Upon a Moonlit Night

Alf ... more

A St. Giles scamp who hides a surprising secret. Appears in Lord of DarknessDearest RogueSweetest ScoundrelDuke of Sin, Duke of Pleasure

Amelia Huntington, Baroness Caire ... more

Haughty society matron and mother of Lord Caire. Appears in Wicked IntentionsScandalous DesiresThief of ShadowsLord of DarknessDuke of MidnightDearest RogueSweetest Scoundrel, Duke of Sin

Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne ... more

Artemis Greaves’ twin brother and heir to the Earl of Ashridge, he’s been committed to Bedlam as a dangerous madman…but is he? Appears in Lord of DarknessDuke of MidnightDarling BeastSweetest ScoundrelDuke of Sin

Artemis Greaves, The Duchess of Wakefield ... more

The overworked companion to Lady Penelope Chadwicke and the possessor of a pair of lovely dark gray eyes. Appears in Duke of MidnightScandalous DesiresThief of ShadowsLord of DarknessDuke of MidnightDarling BeastDearest RogueDuke of Sin

Asa Makepeace ... more

The second eldest brother in the Makepeace Family. He has the shoulders of a bull, the mane of a lion, and his business is a mystery to his family. Appears in Sweetest ScoundrelWicked IntentionsScandalous DesiresDearest RogueDuke of Sin

Bathilda "Cousin Bathilda" Picklewood ... more

A rather stout lady who is always accompanied by her little spaniel, Mignon, Cousin Bathilda brought up Lady Phoebe and Lady Hero after their parents were killed. Appears in Notorious Pleasures, Duke of MidnightDarling BeastDearest Rogue

Bridget Crumb ... more

The Duke of Montgomery’s mysterious housekeeper—she’s hunting for something…but what? Appears in Lord of Darkness, Sweetest ScoundrelDuke of Sin

Captain James Trevillion ... more

Captain Trevillion is the stern captain of the dragoon regiment sent to clean up St. Giles. Appears in Scandalous DesiresThief of ShadowsLord of DarknessDuke of MidnightDarling BeastDearest RogueSweetest Scoundrel

Craven ... more

Craven is the sometimes sarcastic valet to the Duke of Wakefield. Appears in Notorious PleasuresDuke of MidnightDearest Rogue

Eve Dinwoody ... more

A mysterious and rather plain lady, she’s the newest candidate for membership in the Ladies’ Syndicate for the Benefit of the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children. Appears in Dearest Rogue, Sweetest ScoundrelDuke of Sin

Godric St. John ... more

A scholar and a gentleman with a reserved exterior and a inner heartbreak—he watched the love of his life die slowly from a wasting illness. Godric is also the head of the St. John Family. Appears in Wicked IntentionsThief of Shadows, Lord of Darkness, Duke of SinDuke of Pleasure

Isabel Beckinhall, Baroness Beckinhall ... more

Flirtatious and witty, Lady Beckinhall is the newest addition to the Ladies’ Syndicate for the Benefit of the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children. Appears in Scandalous Desires, Thief of Shadows, Lord of DarknessDuke of MidnightDearest RogueSweetest Scoundrel

Joseph Tinbox ... more

Joseph is a mischievous orphan at the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children. Appears in Wicked Intentions, Notorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresThief of Shadows

Lady Hero Batten ... more

The elegant and somewhat shy eldest daughter of the powerful Batten Family, Lady Hero hides a wicked sense of humor. Appears in Wicked IntentionsNotorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresThief of Shadows, Lord of DarknessDearest RogueSweetest Scoundrel

Lady Margaret Reading ... more

Lady Margaret “Megs” Reading is the youngest sister in the Reading Family. She knows she must make a suitable match—but can’t she find love as well? Appears in Notorious PleasuresScandalous Desires, Thief of ShadowsLord of DarknessDuke of MidnightDearest RogueSweetest ScoundrelDuke of Pleasure

Lady Penelope Chadwicke ... more

The spoiled—and beautiful—daughter of the Earl of Brightmore, she’s rumored to have the biggest dowry in England. Her lady’s companion is Artemis Greaves. Appears in Scandalous DesiresThief of Shadows, Lord of DarknessDuke of Midnight

Lady Phoebe Batten ... more

Youngest of the Batten Family, she longs for her debut into society…if her disability doesn’t prevent it. Appears in Notorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresThief of Shadows, Lord of Darkness,  Duke of MidnightDarling BeastSweetest Scoundrel

Lazarus Huntington, Baron Caire ... more

He’s a scholar by day and a rake by night, notorious for the demands he makes on his bed partners. Appears in Wicked IntentionsThief of ShadowsLord of DarknessSweetest Scoundrel, Duke of Sin

Lily Stump ... more

Lily is an acclaimed comic actress, known for her risqué breeches roles. Appears in Darling Beast, Sweetest Scoundrel

Lord Griffin Reading ... more

The younger brother in the Reading Family and well known for his debauchery—but is he as much of a rake as society thinks? Appears in Notorious PleasuresLord of Darkness

Mary Darling ... more

A foundling infant mysteriously left on a doorstep. Appears in Wicked IntentionsNotorious PleasuresScandalous Desires

Mary Whitsun ... more

The eldest orphan at the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children. Appears in Wicked IntentionsNotorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresThief of Shadows, Lord of Darkness

Maximus Batten, the Duke of Wakefield ... more

Arrogantly aristocratic and head of the Batten Family, His Grace spearheads the fight to rid London of gin. Appears in Notorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresThief of ShadowsLord of DarknessDuke of MidnightDarling BeastDearest RogueDuke of Sin

"Charming" Mickey O'Connor ... more

The most notorious river pirate in London. Dangerous, cunning, and without compassion, Mickey makes a devilish offer…that ends up threatening his own soul. Appears in Wicked Intentions, Notorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresSweetest Scoundrel

Nell Jones ... more

A former actress and prostitute, Nell is Temperance Dews’ right hand at the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children. Appears in Wicked IntentionsScandalous DesiresThief of Shadows

Silence Hollingbrook ... more

Beautiful, passionate, and perhaps too brave, Silence is the youngest of the Makepeace Family and the widow of ship captain, William Hollingbrook. Appears in Wicked IntentionsNotorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresSweetest Scoundrel

Temperance Dews ... more

The fourth Makepeace Family offspring. She runs the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children in St. Giles along with her brother, Winter Makepeace. Appears in Wicked IntentionsScandalous Desires, Thief of Shadows, Lord of Darkness,  Dearest RogueSweetest Scoundrel

The Ghost of St. Giles ... more

A mysterious figure dressed in harlequin’s motley and mask, wielding two swords. Is he a guardian of the poor or something much more sinister? Appears in Wicked IntentionsNotorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresThief of ShadowsLord of DarknessDuke of Midnight

Valentine Napier, The Duke of Montgomery ... more

Beautiful, charming, and utterly unscrupulous, he’s funding the reconstruction of Harte’s Folly. Appears in Duke of MidnightDarling BeastDearest RogueSweetest ScoundrelDuke of Sin

Winter Makepeace ... more

Second to the last of the Makepeace Family siblings. A schoolteacher and manager of the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children, he seems austere, but does his severity disguise a passionate heart? Appears in Wicked IntentionsNotorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresThief of ShadowsLord of DarknessDuke of MidnightSweetest Scoundrel

Other Characters

Agnes Trevillion – Captain Trevillion’s niece and the official namer of all the Trevillion horses. Appears in Dearest Rogue

Arthur Trevillion – A rather cantankerous Cornish horseman and the father of Captain Trevillion. Appears in Dearest Rogue

Baron Huff – Genial spouse to Lady Caroline Huff. Appears in Notorious Pleasures

Bert – A tooth-challenged tough who works for Charming Mickey. Appears in Wicked Intentions, Scandalous Desires

Bran Kavanagh – Mickey O’Connor’s youthful—and eager—lieutenant. Like Mickey he grew up in St. Giles…but is he as ruthless as his leader? Appears in Scandalous Desires

Caroline Huff, Baroness Huff – Eldest daughter of the Reading Family—a great beauty who loves to point out when others are in the wrong. Appears in Notorious Pleasures

Charles Seymour – Man about town renown for his swordcraft. Appears in Thief of Shadows

Charlotte St. John – The middle sister in the St. John Family, she’s broken many a rural heart, though she doesn’t know it. Appears in Lord of Darkness

Christopher – A mysterious five year old ward. Appears in Thief of Shadows

Concord Makepeace – The eldest brother of the Makepeace Family is a beer brewer with a brood of children and a constantly pregnant wife. Appears in Wicked Intentions, Scandalous Desires, Dearest Rogue

wickedDigger Jack – A disreputable St. Gdearestiles denizen with an unfortunate livelihood. Appears in Lord of Darkness

The Duke of Scarborough – A charming widower on the hunt for the next Duchess of Scarborough. Appears in Duke of Midnight

The Earl of Brightmore – One of the wealthiest men in England. His only surviving child is Lady Penelope Chadwicke. Appears in Duke of Midnight

The Earl of Kershaw – Congenial friend of Viscount d’Arque. Appears in Thief of Shadows, Lord of Darkness

Edwin Stump – Lily’s elder brother. He’s been making a living off the plays she writes for years. Appears in Darling Beast

Elvina Howard – Great Aunt Elvina is opinionated, mostly deaf, and accompanied at all times by her pudgy, pregnant pug dog, Her Grace. Appears in Lord of Darkness

Fionnula – A kind maidservant in Mickey O’Connor’s palace. She’s Bran Kavanagh’s sweetheart. Appears in Scandalous Desires

George Greaves – Apollo and Artemis’s cousin. Appears in Darling Beast

Hans Vogel – The choleric music master of Harte’s Folly. Appears in Sweetest Scoundrel

Harry – A thug with a heart of gold who, along with his sidekick, Bert, guards Charming Mickey’s palace in St. Giles. Appears in Wicked Intentions, Scandalous Desires

Henry Putman – Henry is an orphan at the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children, he’s the only boy to not be called Joseph as he was old enough (four years old) when he came to the home to insist he keep his own name. Appears in Notorious PleasuresScandalous DesiresThief of Shadows

Higgins – A rather surly gardener. Appears in Lord of Darkness

Hippolyta Royle – A dark, exotic beauty, she’s one offload the wealthiest heiresses in England. Appears in Darling Beast

Indio Stump – The son of Lily Stump, he has unusual eyes: the right is blue, the left green. Indio is accompanied everywhere by his rather silly Italian greyhound, Daffodil. Appears in Darling Beast

Jane St. John – Youngest sister of the St. John Family, she’s preparing for her coming out. Appears in Lord of Darkness

Jean-Marie Pépin – Eve Dinwoody’s Creole footman and bodyguard, married to Tess. Appears in Sweetest Scoundrel

John Hampstead – A handsome actor. Appears in Darling Beast

Joseph Chance – Three year old boy saved by the Ghost of St. Giles and brought to Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children. Appears in Thief of Shadows

Lad – A tawny former bull-baiting dog, Lad was banished from the pit because he was afraid of the bulls. Technically he belongs to Harry, but his favorite person is Charming Mickey O’Connor—much to Mickey’s chagrin. Appears in Scandalous Desires

Lady Herrick – The wealthy widow of a baronet. Appears in Darling Beast

Lady Whimple – Severe elderly lady who happens to be the grandmother of Viscount d’Arque. Appears in Thief of Shadows

Lavinia Tate – A scandalous society widow, she’s known for her affaires de coeur, but the man she really wants has already rejected her. Appears in Notorious Pleasures

Lord Featherstone – A silly society gadfly—who teases Lady Penelope into a dangerous dare. Appears in Duke of Midnight

Malcolm MacLeish – A charming red-haired architect. Appears in Darling Beast, Dearest Rogue, Sweetest Scoundrel

The Marchioness of Mandeville – Matriarch of the Reading Family, she loves both her sons…though they cannot stand each other. Appears in Notorious Pleasures, Thief of Shadows

Mary Hope – An orphan infant at the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children, she was saved by Temperance Dews. Appears in Wicked Intentions

Maude Ellis – The forthright but rather superstitious maid of all work for Lily Stump. Appears in Darling Beast

Mignon – A small rather irritable Cavalier King Charles spaniel belonging to Cousin Bathilda. Appears in Notorious Pleasures

Mistress Medina – Impoverished seamstress with a secret link to Sir Stanley Gilpin. Appears in Thief of Shadows

Moll Bennet – A comic actress fond of houseparties. Appears in Darling Beast

Mother Heart’s-Ease – A venial gin seller in St. Giles. Appears in Wicked Intentions

Moulder – Godric St. John’s morose butler cum valet. Appears in Lord of Darkness

Mrs. Jellett – A society lady best known for her knowledge of gossip. Appears in Duke of Midnight, Darling Beast

Mrs. St. John – All her know her love her—except her stepson, Godric St. John. Appears in Lord of Darkness

Nick Barnes – He’s been a professional boxer—and worse—but he’s loyal to Lord Griffin. Appears in Notorious Pleasures

Old Scratch – A deadly masked highwayman who stalks the streets of St. Giles. Appears in Duke of Midnight

Pansy – She’s the manager of Mrs. Whiteside’s House in St. Giles—a brothel that caters to a clientele with unusual tastes. Appears in Wicked Intentions

Peach (Pilar) – Little girl rescued by the Ghost of St. Giles from a mysterious group called the lassie snatchers. Now she lives at the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children. Appears in Thief of Shadows

Polly Potts – A dancer at Harte’s Folly with a child care problem. Appears in Sweetest Scoundrel

Reed – One of the Wakefield footmen and a former Dragoon under Captain Trevillion’s command. Appears in Dearest Rogue

Richard Perry, Baron Ross – A rather nasty aristocrat. Appears in Darling Beast

Roger Fraser-Burnsby – Well liked aristocrat and the best friend of Viscount d’Arque. Appears in Thief of Shadows

Rose Makepeace – Concord Makepeace’s wife. Not afraid to speak her mind. Appears in Sweetest Scoundrel

Sarah St. John – Eldest sister in the St. John Family, she has an acerbic wit and a deep distrust of rakes. Appears in Lord of Darkness

Sherwood – Asa’s devious theatrical rival and owner of the Royal. Appears in Sweetest Scoundrel

Soot – The Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children’s black cat, Soot enjoys the odd bowl of cream, a warm kitchen hearth, and lying limp over children’s arms. Appears in Wicked Intentions, Notorious Pleasures

Sir Stanley Gilpin – Deceased patron of the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children and friend of the Makepeace Family. Appears in Wicked Intentions, Scandalous Desires, Lord of Darkness, Duke of Midnight

Stanford Hume – A dignified older actor. Appears in Darling Beast

Tess Pépin – Eve Dinwoody’s shy cook and the wife of Jean-Marie. Appears in Sweetest Scoundrel

Thomas Reading, Marquess of Mandeville – Eldest son of the Reading Family and a leading member of the House of Lords, he’s a political ally of the Duke of Wakefield. Appears in Notorious Pleasures, Thief of Shadows, Lord of Darkness

Verity Brown – The eldest Makepeace Family sister, she raised all but Concord when their mother died. Appears in Sweetest Scoundrel

The Vicar of Whitechapel (Charlie Grady) – A notorious gin-making crime lord with ambitions to control the entire East End. Appears in Notorious Pleasures, Scandalous Desires

Violetta “La Veneziana” – Famous Italian opera soprano–her accent tends to drop into a Newcastleish sound when she’s distressed. Appears in Sweetest Scoundrel

William Greaves – Apollo and Artemis’s uncle, he’s a rather pompous man. Appears in Darling Beast

William Hollingbrook – Captain of the Finch and husband to Silence Hollingbrook. Appears in Wicked Intentions, Notorious Pleasures, Scandalous Desires