Maiden Lane Series Cast of Characters
Note: Not all characters appear in each book. Starred characters are main heroes and heroines.
Amelia Huntington, Lady Caire She’s a haughty society matron and mother of Lord Caire.
Artemis Greaves She’s the overworked companion to Lady Penelope Chadwicke and the possessor of a pair of lovely dark gray eyes.
Asa Makepeace 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.
Bert A tooth-challenged tough who works for Charming Mickey.
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?
Lady Caroline Huff Eldest daughter of the Remmington family—a great beauty who loves to point out when others are in the wrong.
Concord Makepeace The eldest brother of the Makepeace clan is a beer brewer with a brood of children and a constantly pregnant wife.
Cousin Bathilda 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.
Fionnula A kind maidservant in Mickey O’Connor’s palace. She’s Bran Kavanagh’s sweetheart.
The Ghost of St. Giles 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?
Godric St. John A scholar and a gentleman, his reserved exterior hides a tragic heartbreak.
* Lord Griffin Reading He’s the younger
brother of the Marquess of Mandeville and
well known for his debauchery—but is he as much of a
rake as society thinks? (Notorious
Harry A thug with a heart of gold who, along with his sidekick, Bert, guards Charming Mickey’s palace in St. Giles.
Henry Putman 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.
* Lady Hero Batten The elegant and somewhat
shy sister of the Duke of Wakefield, she
hides a wicked sense of humor. (Notorious
Lord Huff Genial spouse to Lady Caroline Huff.
* Lady Isabel Beckinhall 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. (Thief of Shadows)
Captain James Trevillion Stern captain of the dragoon regiment sent to clean up St. Giles.
Joseph Tinbox A mischievous orphan at the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children.
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.
Lavinia Tate A scandalous society widow, she’s known for her affaires de coeur, but the man she really wants has already rejected her.
* Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire He’s
a scholar by day and a rake by night, notorious for the demands
he makes on his bed partners. (Wicked
Lady Mandeville Mother of both Lord Reading and the Marquess of Mandeville, she loves both her sons…though they cannot stand each other.
Lady Margaret Reading Megs is the younger sister of Lord Reading and the Marquess of Mandeville, she knows she must make a suitable match—but can’t she find love as well?
Mary Darling A foundling infant mysteriously
left on a doorstep.
Mary Hope An orphan infant saved by Temperance
Mary Whitsun The eldest orphan at the Home
for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children. It’s
time she was apprenticed out, but can the home—and Temperance’s
heart—survive without her?
Maximus Batten, the Duke of Wakefield Arrogantly
aristocratic, His Grace spearheads the fight to rid London
* “Charming” Mickey O’Connor The most notorious river pirate in London. Dangerous, cunning, and without compassion, Mickey makes a devilish offer…that ends up threatening his own soul. (Scandalous Desires)
Mignon A small rather irritable Cavalier King Charles spaniel belonging to Cousin Bathilda
Mother Heart’s-Ease A venial gin seller
in St. Giles.
Nell Jones A former actress and prostitute,
Nell is Temperance’s right hand at
the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children.
Nick Barnes He’s been a professional
boxer—and worse—but he’s loyal to Lord
Pansy She’s the manager of Mrs. Whiteside’s
House in St. Giles—a brothel that caters to a clientele
with unusual tastes.
Lady Penelope Chadwicke The spoiled—and beautiful—daughter of the Earl of Brightmore, she’s rumored to have the biggest dowry in England.
Lady Phoebe Batten Youngest of the Batten family, she longs for her debut into society…if her disability doesn’t prevent it.
* Silence Hollingbrook Beautiful, passionate, and perhaps too brave, Silence is the youngest of the Makepeace clan and the widow of ship captain, William Hollingbrook. (Scandalous Desires)
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.
* Temperance Dews The fourth Makepeace offspring.
She runs the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children
in St. Giles along with her brother, Winter Makepeace.
She is all that is respectable—on the surface at least.(Wicked
Thomas Reading, the Marquess of Mandeville
A leading member of the House of Lords and a political alley
of the Duke of Wakefield.
The Vicar of Whitechapel (Charlie Grady)
A notorious crime lord with ambitions to control the entire
William Hollingbrook Captain of the Finch
and husband to Silence Hollingbrook. Died at sea in 1737.
* Winter Makepeace Second to the last of the Makepeace clan. A schoolteacher and manager of the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children, he seems austere, but does his severity disguise a passionate heart? (Thief of Shadows)