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Mira, Dennis

Appears in Reunion in Death, Imitation in Death, Divided in Death, Memory in Death


Personal InformationEdit

  • General Description: He has a gangly frame and a vague, distracted look that appealed to Eve.[1]
  • Hair: Pewter
  • Eyes: Green
  • Relationships: Charlotte Mira (wife); Gillian (daughter); Anthony (son); Deborah (daughter-in-law)
  • Occupation: Professor[2] at Columbia[3]

DescriptionEdit

  • Tall and gangly, a kind of comfortable scarecrow in a baggy cardigan and wrinkled pants. His hair was pewter, a wild, interesting mop tangled around a long face that was somehow both scholarly and innocent. His eyes were the color of winter grass.[4]
  • He has an explosion of gray hair and a pair of knobby knees (which Eve found secretly adorable).[5]
  • Dreamy eyes and smelled a little like cherries.[6]
  • Dreamy smile and a grip like iron.[7]

PersonalityEdit

  • His mind wanders and he is occasionally forgetful; though according to Dr. Mira, he is skilled at fining down a point to its most elemental level. She finds it helpful.[8]
  • He never pays attention to his or Dr. Mira's clothes.[9]
  • Delightful, absentminded and amiability appeared to be a common trait in the Mira family.[10]
  • As astute as he is absentminded.[11]

History Edit

  • In August 2059, Mira said that she and Dennis would be celebrating their thirty-second anniversary next month. They would have been married September 2027.[12]
  • Known/Named family members:
    • Gillian (daughter to Charlotte and Dennis)
      • Lana (granddaughter)[13]
      • Bryce? (one of two grandsons by Gillian)[14]
    • Callie (aunt to Lana)[15]
    • Anthony (son to Charlotte and Dennis)[16] married to Deborah (daughter-in-law)[17]
      • Matthew James Mira (grandson)[18]
  • Dennis taught at Columbia for years as a professor. He still gives the occasional course and often lectures.[19]

Interesting FactsEdit

  • He carries a pipe[20] and calls Dr. Mira 'Charlie'.[21]
  • Dr. Mira often discusses aspects of cases with him.[22]
  • Eve likes Dennis and has a little crush on him.[23]
  • He agrees with Dr. Mira that Eve is brilliant, complicated, and valiant.[24]
  • Wore a Mets cap at the cookout in Imitation in Death. He convinced Roarke that Roarke needs a grill.[25]
  • Eve cried on his shoulder.[26]
  • He accompanied the group to Vegas for Charles Monroe's bachelor's party; Dennis came home with a pair of pasties from a strip joint. He also won about twelve hundred dollars at craps in Roarke's casino.[27]
  • Charlotte and Dennis are patrons of Columbia.[28]
  • Charlotte and Dennis are very friendly with Peach Lapkoff and her family.[29]


References Edit

  1. Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), p. 192
  2. Roberts, N. (July 21, 2004). Stooopid Questions for Nora, Part XIV. A Day Without French Fries Message Board. Retrieved March 2008 from ADWOFF
  3. Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 158
  4. Reunion in Death (ISBN 0-425-18397-1), pp. 116, 117
  5. Imitation in Death (ISBN 0-425-19158-3), p. 85
  6. Divided in Death (ISBN 0-425-19795-6), p. 299
  7. Memory in Death (ISBN 0-425-21073-1), p. 120
  8. Reunion in Death (ISBN 0-425-18397-1), pp. 117, 118, 120
  9. Reunion in Death (ISBN 0-425-18397-1), p. 124
  10. Imitation in Death (ISBN 0-425-19158-3), pp. 85, 87, 88
  11. Memory in Death (ISBN 0-425-21073-1), p. 121
  12. Portrait in Death (ISBN 0-425-18903-1), p. 173
  13. Imitation in Death (ISBN 0-425-19158-3), pp. 86, 89
  14. Imitation in Death (ISBN 0-425-19158-3), pp. 87, 88
  15. Imitation in Death (ISBN 0-425-19158-3), p. 86
  16. Betrayal in Death (ISBN 0-425-17857-9), p. 112
  17. Betrayal in Death (ISBN 0-425-17857-9), p. 112
  18. Betrayal in Death (ISBN 0-425-17857-9), p. 112
  19. Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 158
  20. Reunion in Death (ISBN 0-425-18397-1), p. 117
  21. Reunion in Death (ISBN 0-425-18397-1), p. 117
  22. Reunion in Death (ISBN 0-425-18397-1), p. 119
  23. Reunion in Death (ISBN 0-425-18397-1), p. 124; Divided in Death (ISBN 0-425-19795-6), p. 300
  24. Reunion in Death (ISBN 0-425-18397-1), p. 125
  25. Imitation in Death (ISBN 0-425-19158-3), pp. 85, 90
  26. Memory in Death (ISBN 0-425-21073-1), p. 120
  27. Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), pp. 291, 292
  28. Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 158
  29. Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 158

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