BEKA FINLEY

Beka is a field agent for the Royal Investigative Service. She’s dedicated, professional, and perfectionistic. Since her father’s mysterious death, she’s been obsessed with solving crimes and hasn’t had much life outside work. With the help of her partner Donovan, she starts learning how to relax and let people into her life.

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LESTER DONOVAN

Donovan is a field agent for the Royal Investigative Service. He’s observant, focused, and reserved. Since a falling-out with his father a few years ago, he’s been avoiding his family and his past. His growing relationship with Beka — and a case that involves his family — help him open up and deal with his long-ignored feelings.

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PRETTY PINCHWORTH

Pretty is a motor-car driver for the Royal Investigative Service. She’s optimistic, determined, and diligent. Discrimination against fairies makes it difficult for her to get education or good work, but with the help of her boyfriend Denny, she struggles to provide for her family and become something better than society believes she can be.

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DENNY PARKER

Denny is an assistant at Mr. Tod’s Automobile Repair Shop. He’s thoughtful, responsible, and dedicated. He’s spent his whole life being beaten down by society’s judgment and his father’s abuse, but he’s determined to rise above his insecurities and find a real place for himself — and maybe for his ideas as well.

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BEKA FINLEY

Beka appears in the Royal Investigative Service trilogy. Read the first chapter online or purchase a copy of the first book.
She also appears in the following short stories and mini fiction:
To Prove the Killer Existed

Age: 24
Height: 5′ 4″
Hair: Red
Eyes: Blue

Likes: strong coffee, crossword puzzles, solving problems
Dislikes: excessive socializing, cold weather, seeming unprofessional

Family:
Father Horace Finley (deceased)
Mother Berna Finley

Other Trivia:
Beka is not a nickname. People occasionally assume she’s named after the famous operatic singer Lady Bekaleigh, but she’s always quick to correct this assumption.

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LESTER DONOVAN IV

Donovan appears in the Royal Investigative Service trilogy. Read the first chapter online or purchase a copy of the first book.

Age: 27
Height: 5′ 11″
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Grey

Likes: the countryside, fine dining, righting wrongs
Dislikes: bureaucracy, his father, being manipulated

Family:
Father Lord Lester Donovan III
Mother Lady Aranelle Donovan (deceased)
Sister Celia Donovan
Aunt Lady Patricia Airlend

Other Trivia:
Donovan hates his first name and rarely uses it, even among friends. However, he will occasionally tolerate his sister and his aunt calling him by his childhood nickname “Les.”

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PRETTY PINCHWORTH

Pretty appears in the Royal Investigative Service trilogy. Read the first chapter online or purchase a copy of the first book.
She also appears in the following short stories and mini fiction:
Magic & Motor-Cars, or How a Fairy Moved Up in the World
Sun Cakes
Magical Mechanics, or How a Fairy Found His Place

Age: 16
Height: 5′ 5″
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue

Likes: her boyfriend, doing magic, proving herself
Dislikes: factories, dogs, condescending people

Family:
Father Paddler Pinchworth
Mother Molly Pinchworth
Brothers Pip and Pat Pinchworth
Sisters Polly, Pansy, and Peppy Pinchworth

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DENNY PARKER

Denny appears in the following short stories:
Magic & Motor-Cars, or How a Fairy Moved Up in the World
Magical Mechanics, or How a Fairy Found His Place

Age: 20
Height: 5′ 11″
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue

Likes: his girlfriend, imagining new machines, proving herself
Dislikes: factories, job applications, his father

Family:
Father Jeb Parker
Mother Sally Parker
Brother Sammy Parker (deceased)

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