Publisher's summary Edit
A body is found on the Circle Line, wearing full dress uniform. It as identified as Reginald Colevile — a man who was certified dead some six weeks ago! In an attempt to solve the mystery Jago and Litefoot become unwilling bodysnatchers... And thus begins a chain of events that will pit them against killer Bulgars and the mysterious machinations of The Far-Off Travellers Club...
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- Henry Gordon Jago - Christopher Benjamin
- George Litefoot - Trevor Baxter
- Ellie Higson - Lisa Bowerman
- Sergeant Quick - Conrad Asquith
- Doctor Tulp - Toby Longworth
- The Club Secretary - Stephen Thorne
- Dr. Ormond Sacker / Bulgar - Duncan Wisbey
- Reginald Colevile / Resurrection Joe - Peter Silverleaf
- The Manchester Mangler - Alex Mallinson
- Ormond Sacker is about half Litefoot's age.
- Under the provisions of the Burial Act, it was illegal to exhume a body without the express permission of the Home Secretary.
- Clive Colevile was supposedly buried in Highgate Cemetery.
- Jago described Sacker as "the cross-eyed Caledonian".
Story notes Edit
- Although the publisher's summary gives the name of the deceased general as Reginald Colevile, the story itself identifies him as Clive Colevile with Reginald being his son's name.
- Litefoot and Ellie discuss the recent death of her brother Jim Higson. (AUDIO: The Bloodless Soldier)
- Jago is still working at the Alhambra Theatre. (AUDIO: The Mahogany Murderers, The Bloodless Soldier)
- Jago refers to the murderers William Burke and Billy Hare. (AUDIO: Medicinal Purposes)
- Jago refers to Six-Gun Sadie. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang; AUDIO: Assassin in the Limelight, Enemy Aliens)
- Jago recalls his and Litefoot's first encounter with Dr. Tulp. (AUDIO: The Mahogany Murderers)
- The late members of the Far-Off Travellers Club funded Dr. Tulp's Similarity Engine. (AUDIO: The Similarity Engine)