Ronald Thump – American businessman and local landowner
Stocky and assertive, Ronald Thump is a great believer in his own importance.
Alana Thump – Ronald’s long-suffering wife
Beautiful, chic and fashionable, Alana would be better suited as a model than the wife of a businessman.
Ivor Wall – Owner of building company
Ivor Wall is tall and strong, but somewhat lacking in charm and intelligence.
Miss Proper – Headteacher
Prim and proper, Miss Proper looks like a caricature of what a head teacher always used to be.
Kitty Friend – Runs a cat refuge in her home
Sentimental, talkative and inclined to be gushing, Kitty is the archetypal ’mad cat lady’.
Phil Banks – Councillor (male or female)
Phil Banks is smart and strong, both in mind and body.
Rev Chris Cross – Vicar (male or female)
Serious and earnest in manner, but a little vague and forgetful, Chris has been vicar of the parish for several years.
D.C.I. Vera Nohope – The inspector sent to solve the crime.