JAKE TALBOT – (Mid to late 20s) Son of the owner of the Barnsley Inn. A sturdy, no-nonsense young man who takes care of the place for his mother. In good physical shape.
MARTHA TALBOT – (In her 50s) Owner of the Barnsley; cantankerous, short and plump with gray hair.
AGNES TATE – (Middle Aged, 40-50+) Meddlesome, antagonistic, sarcastic, inconsiderate. Everyone’s murder victim of choice. Dressed expensively, but not in the best of taste.
CAROLYN PICKETT – (In her 20s) Niece and traveling companion for Agnes; attractive, unassuming, and smartly dressed in slacks, blouse, and jacket.
ELLEN HALSEY – (Late 20s to early 30s) The tour guide, attractive and professional.
MURIEL LAMPMANN – “Middle Aged (40-50+)” Petite and…ethereal. A true believer in the occult. An airhead of sorts, but very sweet. Traveling alone.
PATRICIA SIMPSON - (Middle Agedm 40-50+) Reserved, nervous, always tense. Traveling alone.
TODD CURRIER – (In his 20s) Congenial, intelligent and well dressed in a casual way. He’s traveling with his father.
LAWRENCE CURRIER – (Mid to late 50s) A college professor on sabbatical, doing research for a book. Widowed in the last couple of years. Distinguished and intellectual.
GRACE SHARP – (60+) A retired school teacher; she’s petite and “fluffy,” and she looks helpless, which is by no means the case. Traveling with her longtime friend, Doris Brooks.
DORIS BROOKS – (60+) Retired nurse practitioner. Matter of fact and sarcastic. Traveling with Grace.
DONALD SCHULTZ – (In his 40s) The van driver. Physically either heavy or very thin. Morose.