If you're familiar with Ella's cases, then you'll already know much about Phantom. He both helps identify and assists in solving the crimes. Occasionally he is more hindrance than help and his clues so esoteric as to be insoluble. Ella believes he does it deliberately to keep her on her toes. His history and origin is still a mystery, however, some information has recently come to light, thanks to a storm and the diligent work of former yellow cottage owner, Hyacinth Rose. It seems this extraordinary animal may well get his own story in the future.