Sherbet Foams – The world’s one and only Consulting Detective!
These days he’s a stylish dresser in a long coat and scarf. He only wears the hat if he absolutely has to.
Mrs Dodson – Landlady.
Spritely retiree looking after Sherbet Foams and John Winston. Stylishly dressed and rarely without a cup of tea.
John Winston – Sherbet’s faithful assistant.
Retired army doctor who likes a good knitted jumper. After all, someone’s got to be the sensible one.
Mary Winston – Former assassin, now married to John Winston.
A lovely lady with a deadly past, who now favours a simple button down shirt.
Miles Croft Foams – Sherbet’s brother.
The Woman – Professional blackmailer.
Preferring to be known simply as The Woman, she dresses to dominate and allure.
Jim Machiavelli – The world’s one and only ‘Consulting Criminal!’
An evil mastermind who does it just for fun. Sharply dressed but can also blend into a crowd.
Occupying a ‘minor position’ in the British Government, he is impeccably dressed with waistcoat, watch chain and umbrella, whatever the weather.
Holly Mooper – Specialist registrar at St. Bart’s morgue.
Holly is more comfortable around the dead than the living. She prefers to wear black, with a lab coat and a dash of red lipstick.
Lestreet – Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector.
Always seeming to end up on the same case as Sherbet, he looks very much the harassed detective; no tie, no top button and unshaven.
Anthea – Assistant to Miles Croft Foams.
A suitably attired business lady constantly on her Blackberry and too busy for anyone else.
Anderton – Forensic Investigator.
Always ready to investigate with a full forensic kit and overalls.
Sergeant Sally Vonovan – One of Lestreet’s officers.
Suspicious of Sherbet and his methods, Sally’s clothes are as sharp as her tongue. She wears heels and a long black coat.
Tom – Amateur sleuth.
A bookish man, dressed foppishly with a big scarf.
Jasmine Harkins – Former personal assistant.
Jasmine looks equally impressive whether dressed for business, or as a bridesmaid.
Mr Foams – Sherbet’s father.
Mr Foams dresses comfortably, with a cardigan and reading glasses.
Mrs Foams – Sherbet’s mother.
A vivacious and energetic woman dressed in bold colours and wearing dress jewellery.
Raz – Street urchin.
One of Sherbet’s network of homeless informants, Raz looks like he’s spent the last week sleeping rough, which he has.
Lady Longwood – Member of the British Cabinet.
This distinguished colleague of Miles Croft Foams is attired in a power suit, complete with lavish jewellery.
Catty Wiley – Aggressive tabloid journalist.
Dressed for the office with a hat and badge to pretend to be a Sherbet fan – really she’s just out for a story.
Dr. Ella Thomson – Therapist.
Kindly woman dressed disarmingly in a big soft cardigan in which to hide her notepad.