by Trevor Hopkins


A junior member of the (unamed) organisation which exists to return errant Goblins from the surface world to the Lower Realms. He is a bulky and somewhat slow-witted youth, but loyal to his boss Tarsapple.

One of the cast of characters from the Findo Gask series of hard-boiled fantasy detective novels by Trevor Hopkins.

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The series currently comprises nine books, all in various stages of completion:

Most of the characters in the novels are based on place names in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland, many of them close to the tiny village of Findo Gask.

Glen Shee (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Sith) is a glen in eastern Perth and Kinross, Scotland through which flows the Shee Water. The Spittal of Glenshee where Glen Beag and Glen Lochy meet marks the head of the glen in the north and it then runs south-east to Bridge of Cally where it merges with Strathardle to form Glen Ericht. Known as the glen of the fairies it takes its name from the Gaelic "shith" meaning fairy and the old meeting place at the standing stone behind the present day church is called Dun Shith or Hill of the Fairies.

The main settlement is the Spittal of Glenshee, now by-passed, which has a historic hotel, first run by monks from Coupar Angus Abbey to provide shelter and hospitality for travellers hence the name "Spittal", an outdoor activity centre, self catering lodges, the church and an original Wade hump-back bridge. The first record of a refuge for travellers here dates back to 961AD.

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