Trudy Clarke is a member of the Drake Private Detectives agency. She is Frankie Drake's long-time friend, confidante, partner and right-hand gal, portrayed by Chantel Riley.


Trudy Clarke grew up with a lot of responsibilities – helping her mother tend the house, looking after her four younger brothers, and contributing to the family’s income. As first-born to Jamaican immigrant parents, these weren’t responsibilities Trudy took lightly. However, she did sometimes chafe at them, if only because in her heart she knew she hadn’t yet found her place in the world.

Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, a knack for performance and a razor sharp mind, Trudy knew she could be more than just a housekeeper or a shop girl.

Then she meets Frankie Drake and soon, level-headed, practical Trudy is using her skills to help solve cases. Trudy’s performance abilities allows her to go undercover in all manner of roles making her an excellent detective. Even if her mother doesn’t completely approve, Trudy loves her job, and would do anything for Frankie.

Character Arc

Mother of Pearl

Ladies In Red

Summer in the City

Healing Hands

Out of Focus

Whisper Sisters

Ties That Bind

The Pilot



The Old Switcheroo

The Last Dance

Radio Daze

Emancipation Day

Dressed to Kill

Extra Innings

50 Shades of Greyson

Diamonds Are A Gal's Best Friend

Dealer's Choice

Now You See Her



Season 1 Episodes Guide
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