Dr. Maura Isles

Dr. Maura Isles (series star Sasha Alexander) is a smart, serious medical examiner who puts as much care into her work as she does into her impeccable wardrobe. She loves her job a little too much, which accounts for her nickname of “Queen of the Dead,” and her tendency to treat the living as if they were her latest subjects. Always cool under pressure, Maura is a walking library, able to spout out a litany of facts, regardless of whether or not they are relevant to a case. She lives in her beautifully styled apartment with her pet tortoise, Bass, named after renowned forensic pathologist William M. Bass. Adopted as a child, Maura has many questions about her past.