Mawkins is Captain Gavin Ruthven’s valet in Poison or Protect.

Appearance Edit

Personality Edit

Having gone from a batman to a valet, he is perhaps a little overly comfortable with his charge: Captain Gavin Ruthven. He also is a betting man, especially if the odds are win his favor.

History Edit

Served as Captain Gavin Ruthven’s batman before the Captain retired. He now works as the man’s valet.

In the books Edit

Poison or Protect Edit

Mawkins attends the Duke of Snodgrove’s house party as the valet of Captain Gavin Ruthven. He mostly tends to Captain Ruthven’s needs, but is sent after the attacker that attempted to assassinate the Duke of Snodgrove. He returns unsuccessful.

Trivia Edit

Quotes Edit

  • Ruthven forgets that since he resigned his commission, Mawkins is his valet, not his batman.” (Poison or Protect, Chapter One)
  • “Mawkins was a dab hand with the length of cloth…” (Poison or Protect, Chapter Four)
  • Gavin thought it a bit much, but Mawkins was never wrong about frock coats.” (Poison or Protect, Chapter Four)
  • “Mawkins was never one to turn down a wager, especially if he might benefit from inside information. Since he’d started out as Gavin’s batman, he enjoyed a level of familiarity with his master unprecedented amongst his peers. Thus, he was wise to the aristocracy.” (Poison or Protect, Chapter Four)
  • “The valet was in favor of matrimonial bliss and could prattle on at the slightest whiff of interest.” (Poison or Protect, Chapter Four)
  • “Mawkins certainly made no judgments. For a change.” (Poison or Protect, Chapter Five)
  • “Mawkins’ annoyance, no doubt, stemmed from his not knowing which young lady had curried Gavin’s favor.” (Poison or Protect, Chapter Nine)
  • “Mawkins bowed stiffly, in a manner that suggested he was gravely put out with Gavin’s keeping secrets. Still, he never shirked his duties, returning promptly with the claret.” (Poison or Protect, Chapter Nine)