http://livedcmetro.com/the-housing-markets-long-term-silver-lining/silver-lining/ Octavius Bear – Mega sized Kodiak; Narcoleptic war hero; Consulting Detective; Scientist; Inventor; Seeker of justice; Mega-billionaire owner of Universal Ursine Industries; Gourmet/gourmand; Somewhat sedentary and grouchy just on general principles.
Bearoness Belinda Béarnaise Bruin Bear (nee Black) – Gorgeous polar superstar, with the Aquashow, “Some Like It Cold.” Now wife of Octavius; Very rich widow of Bearon Byron Bruin living in Bearmoral Castle in the Shetlands; Owner-pilot of the last flying Concorde SST.
Arabella Bear – Hybrid bear cub prodigy; Twin daughter of Bearoness Belinda and Octavius Bear.
McTavish Bear – Hybrid bear cub prodigy; Twin son of Bearoness Belinda and Octavius Bear
Inspector Bruce Wallaroo – Irrepressible but brilliant marsupial; an international law and order genius from Down Under; often calls on Octavius and Maury for support.
Frau Schuylkill – Octavius’ beautiful Swiss she-wolf housekeeper/cook/pilot/security officer with many other mysterious and military talents. She rescued Octavius from his dive off the Breakurbach Falls while he was struggling with his nemesis, Imperius Drake.
Chita – Beautiful, fascinating, clever, sexy, immoral and highly independent feline who among other things, is the publisher and editor in chief of PURR and SOW magazines.
Cyd – Chita’s probably fictitious twin sister.
Bearyl and Bearnice Blanc – Belinda’s stunning twin polar sidekicks; Actress and singer, respectively; Co-pilot and flight engineer of Belinda’s SST.
Wyatt Where – Another wolf. Former military intelligence officer who had retired to a security post at the Bank of Lake Michigan in Chicago and then quit to join Octavius.
L.Condor – Andean Condor cyber-net genius with a 12 foot wingspan.
Howard Watt – Porcupine. High tech security authority who also left the bank with Wyatt Where to join Octavius. A laser and particle beam accelerator expert.
Leperello – (Lepi) Himalayan Snow Leopard and singing partner of Bearnice Blanc.
Imperius Drake – “Moriarty with wings.” Arch-villain, Leader of the Black Quack gang; Brilliant but loony duck who has developed a serum to make the animal kingdom his slaves; Seeks vengeance for ridicule by the scientific community and the death of his beloved Lee-Li-Li.
Bigg Baboon – The major muscle in Black Quack; the archetypical dumb heavy.
Otto the Magnificent – AKA Hairy Otter – An absolutely terrible illusionist magician, Otto the Magnificent escaped the claws of the evil genius Imperius Drake, but not before he developed some amazing powers courtesy of Imperius genetic alterations.
Fetlock Holmes – The Great Horse Detective and sometime associate of Octavius Bear.
Doctor “Odd” Vark – Aardvark – Chief Geneticist at Universal Ursine Industries.
Doctor Chiti BingBang – Orangutan – Chief Physician at Universal Ursine Industries.
Book One – The Open and Shut Case, Book Two – The Case of the Spotted Band, Book Three – The Case of Scotch, Book Four – The Lower Case and Book Five -The Curse of the Mummy’s Case – are all available from MX Publishing USA www.mxpublishing.com – (look under Sherlock Holmes books); Barnes & Noble and Amazon – (look under Harry DeMaio) as well as other fine bookstores. Come join the fun!