Kate Schechter is a character in Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently books.


Early lifeEdit

Kate Schechter is an American journalist. She has a brother that works in publishing in New York.

She married Luke. The marriage was short, as Luke was killed in a taxi accident in New York not long after. Afterwards, she saw therapist Alan Franklin for a few sessions.


The Long Dark Tea-Time of the SoulEdit

She appears in the The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. At the time she is 30 years old. Jean-Philippe is her boyfriend.

She he meets Thor at Heathrow Airport.[1]



  1. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
  2. The Salmon of Doubt

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