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Marsh Adams was originally an emergency room physician and has been a friend of Rhe Brewster’s for many years. Before the time of Death in a Red Canvas Chair, he’d decided to leave the ER for pathology, telling Rhe he had seen too much pain and suffering in the living and preferred the peace of the already dead. After some catch-up time reviewing pathology, he’d spent a year in the Maine Medical Examiner’s office, returning to Pequod with the title of Assistant to the State ME.
Marsh works out with weights almost every day and is built like a fireplug, of medium height, bulky with muscles, and sporting a crew cut. His gym is directly across the street from the Hole-in-One, a doughnut shop which makes the lemon-filled doughnuts to which he is addicted. He actually likes almost anything lemon, but by the time of Death by Pumpkin, he has discovered the benefits of chocolate.
Rhe visits Marsh after almost every shift when she is deep in a mystery, since he is usually responsible for the autopsy of any body, along with the help of his assistant. In Death in a Red Canvas Chair, his assistant is Oliver, who is revealed as inextricably wound into the mystery. By the time of Death in a Dacron Sail, he has hired a new assistant, Midori Ishikawa, who is gradually becoming an excellent forensic technologist.
In Death by Pumpkin, Marsh meets Belledonna Dzundic, a tall, imposing agent with the Maine Major Crimes unit, and it is love at first sight for both of them.