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Forrest, Benedict

Appears in Strangers in Death; (Tuesday, March 18, 2060 – Saturday, March 22, 2060)[1]

Personal InformationEdit

DescriptionEdit

  • Peabody described him as cute with that easygoing, athletic thing happening.[3]
  • Handsome hazel eyes.[4]

PersonalityEdit

  • Roarke described him as a casual sort of man; agreeable and smarter than a lot (of people) take him for.[5] A nice guy.[6]
  • He said Ben (in regards to women) tends toward younger, career-oriented, athletic types who’d be happy kicking back with a beer.[7]

HistoryEdit

  • Thomas Anders raised Ben after Ben’s mother was eaten by a shark while scuba diving off the coast of Madagascar (Ben was about six-years-old at the time).[8]
  • When his mother died, he was living in New Orleans under the care of a nanny and numerous servants. She had been an adrenaline junkie and was thirty-five at the time of her death; she was twice divorced with only one child.[9]
  • Ben said Thomas Anders was like a father to him. Anders applied for custody of Ben and when the biological father didn’t protest, custody was granted to Anders (he, apparently, paid off the father for five million).[10] Ben and Ava (before the murder) weren’t particularly close; they didn’t have anything in common besides Tommy.[11]
  • He came into a nice chunk of change when he turned twenty-one, another portion at twenty-five, another at thirty. He has an MBA from Harvard, where he played baseball and lacrosse. He worked his way up in the company at Anders Worldwide.[12]

Interesting FactsEdit

  • He had played golf with Anders on Sunday and was planning on attending the Knicks game that Tuesday (the day of Anders’s murder).[13]
  • When Anders was murdered, Ben was at home with Gatch Brooks; she had spent the night with him.[14]
  • He said his uncle didn’t cheat on his wife, Ava.[15]
  • Leopold Walsh is in love with Ben though Ben is unaware of Leopold’s feelings.[16]
  • When Thomas Anders died, his fifty-five percent of the shares in the company would be divided between Ava and Benedict. Previously, Benedict had held fifteen percent and would receive forty percent.[17]


References Edit

  1. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 2
  2. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 20
  3. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 24
  4. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 236
  5. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 25
  6. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 238
  7. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 142
  8. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 20
  9. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 35
  10. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), pp. 21, 35, 36
  11. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), pp. 236, 237
  12. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 36
  13. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 21
  14. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 21
  15. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 22
  16. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), pp. 24, 155, 156
  17. Strangers in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15470-6), p. 154

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