Detective Inspector I. B. Clueless – The policeman sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Ian Buchanan Clueless has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone! If anything he is more like a bungling detective than a methodical one, but it has to be said, he does get results.
Colonel Stubbs – Archeologist and family friend
Colonel Stubbs is a well rounded individual, convivial, but serious when the occasion merits it – as it does tonight! He is the most senior man present, probably 10-15 years older than Duncan West and has grey hair and a distinguished air.
Mr Duncan West – Manager of a chain of Garden Centres.
Tall, rich, arrogant and misogynistic, Duncan is a formidable man in any circumstances. He takes the forthright and direct approach in any situation and has no time for curses, or other flights of fancy.
Mrs Gillian West – Duncan’s wife.
Gillian West is demure and submissive, not much to look at, in fact, quite drab next to her powerful husband. Like Duncan she has dressed up for the occasion, but her outfit is very dull and uninspiring.
Mr Jonathan West – Teacher
The youngest and most handsome of all the West brothers, Jonathan is easy going, and a real charmer. With a new baby on the way he is very protective towards his wife and very keen to avoid any implications from the curse. He is quite often seen touching his wife reassuringly.
Mrs Yvonne West – Jonathan’s wife.
Yvonne is pretty and pregnant – though not obviously so. She is often seen caressing her stomach and looking down at it in a very maternal way. She and Jonathan have very little money – but she has done her best to find a flattering and stylish dress for the night.
Mrs Constance West – Wife of the deceased.
Constance is a missionary’s wife and therefore almost penniless! Like Yvonne she has tried to dress up for the evening, but her dress is clearly last year’s fashion and poorly fitting – probably purchased in a charity shop.