The cast of characters in The Running Grave, the seventh novel in the Strike & Ellacott series.
Amelia Crichton – Charlotte’s sister.
Charlotte Campbell – Strike’s ex-girlfriend of 16 years, “on-and-off”.
Cormoran Strike – You know who he is.
Dev Shah – One of Strike and Robin’s subcontractors.
Eric Wardle – Strike’s Met police contact and friend.
Ilsa Herbert – Strike and Robin’s friend.
Jack – Strike’s favourite nephew.
Joan Nancarrow – Strike’s late aunt from St Mawes, Cornwall.
Jonny Rokeby – Strike’s biological father.
Leda Strike – Cormoran and Lucy’s late supergroupie mother.
Linda Ellacott – Robin’s mother.
Lucy – Strike’s half-sister.
Michael Ellacott – Robin’s father.
Michelle “Midge” Greenstreet – One of Strike and Robin’s subcontractors.
Mitch Patterson – Of Patterson Inc., one of Strike and Robin’s rival detective agencies.
Nick Herbert – Strike and Robin’s friend.
Pat Chauncey – Strike and Robin’s office manager.
Prudence DonLeavy – One of Strike’s half sisters.
Robin Ellacott – You know who she is.
Ryan Murphy – Robin’s boyfriend.
Sam Barclay – One of Strike and Robin’s subconstractors.
Shanker – Strike’s old friend and useful contact.
Ted Nancarrow – Stirke and Lucy’s uncle who lives in Cornwall.
Abigail Glover – Daughter of the UHC leader, Jonathan Wace.
Alexander Graves – Deceased UHC member. The Stolen Prophet.
Dr Andy Zhou – Principle of the UHC and a famous doctor.
Barbara Graves – Mother of Alexander ‘Allie’ Graves.
Barry ‘Baz’ Saxon – Knows Abigail Glover and friend of her lodger Patrick.
Becca Pirbright – High-level UHC member. Daughter of Louise and sister of Kevin and Emily.
Belinda ‘Bijou’ Watkins – Colleague of Ilsa Herbert who Strike meets at his godson’s christening.
Bigfoot – One of the agency’s surveillance targets.
Cherie Gittins – Ex-UHC member who took Daiyu Wace to the beach.
Clive Littlejohn – The detective agency’s newest subcontractor who is suspiciously quiet.
Sir Colin Edensor – Strike and Robin’s client. Father of UHC member Will Edensor.
Daiyu Wace – Daughter of Mazu Wace who drowned off Cromer beach while swimming with Cherie Gittins. The Drowned Prophet.
Dennis Chauncey – Pat’s husband.
Diedre Doherty – Ex-UHC member who was expelled and never seen again.
Edward Edensor – Son of Sir Colin Edensor and brother of Will and James.
Colonel Edward Graves – Father of Alexander Graves, the Stolen Prophet.
Emily Pirbright – UHC member, daughter of Louise and sister of Becca and Kevin.
Fergus Robertson – A journalist who wrote about the UHC and almost lost his job.
Flora Brewster – An ex-UHC member.
Giles Harmon – A famous author and UHC Principle.
Harold Coates – Doctor at the Aylmerton Community.
Henry Worthington-Fields – Friend of ex-UHC member Flora Brewster.
James Edensor – Son of Sir Colin Edensor and brother of Edward and Will.
Jennifer Wace – Ex-wife of Jonathan Wace who drowned off Cromer beach. Mother of Abigail Glover.
Jiang Wace – Son of Jonathan and Mazu.
Jonathan Wace, aka Papa J – Leader and founder of the Universal Humanitarian Church. Husband of Mazu Wace and father of Abigail Glover, Taio and Jiang.
Jordan Reaney – Ex-UHC member who was seen whipping himself.
Kevin Pirbright – Ex-UHC member who was writing about the cult and was shot and killed.
Lady Sally Edensor – Deceased wife of Strike and Robin’s client, Sir Colin Edensor, and mother of Edward, James and Will.
Lin Doherty – UHC member and daughter of Diedre Doherty, who was raped by Jonathan Wace.
Louise Pirbright – UHC member and mother of Becca, Emily and Kevin.
Margaret Cathcart-Bryce – Deceased UHC member who donated much of her wealth to the cult. The Golden Prophet.
Mazu Wace – Principle of the UHC, wife of Jonathan Wace and mother of Daiyu, Taio and Jiang.
Niamh Doherty – Ex-UHC member and daughter of ex-UHC member Diedre Doherty.
Nicolas Delauney – Husband of Philippa and brother-in-law to the late Alexander Graves.
Noli Seymour – Actress and UHC Principle.
Paul Draper – ‘Dopey Draper’, deceased UHC member, punished after seeing Cherie Gittins leave the farm with Daiyu.
Philippa Delauney (nee Graves) – Sister of deceased UHC member Alexander Graves, the Stolen Prophet.
Qing/Sally – Daughter of Lin and Will.
Rusty Anderson – Lived near the Aylmerton Community. The Wounded Prophet.
Sheila Kennet – Lived at Chapman Farm until the 90s.
Taio Wace – Eldest son of Mazu and Jonathan. UHC Principle.
Tasha Mayo – One of Strike and Robin’s clients who is being stalked by the Frankenstein brothers.
William Edensor – UHC member and son of Sir Colin and Lady Sally Edensor, brother of Edward and James.
Miscellaneous Characters – Minor characters or characters that are only mentioned.