Hester Prine
Fictional Character
"The Maltese Elephant"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: United States
Occupation: Secretary
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".


Lee Patrick, the most famous Effie Perrine