The Queen of Hearts was first introduced in book one, and was a recurring character in the books. She is described as a pudgy woman with a white powdered face and sky high wig. She has black eyeliner around her eyes and lips and a drawn mole on her cheek. She has card soldiers and is determined to once be the leader/queen of Ferryport Landing. She briefly became mayor, and was revealed to be a member of the scarlet hand.