| "The Maltese Elephant" |
Set in OTL
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Affiliations:||Miles Bowman & Tom Trencher's detective agency|
Hester Prine was Miles Bowman's secretary. She was having an affair with the married Bowman.
Literary Comment Edit
Hester Prine is based upon Effie Perrine from Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. Hester Prynne is the primary character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. Presumably, Harry Turtledove was playing on the fact that "Effie" sounds like the letter "F".