Reavis Wortham – Innocent Victim
Detective Dee. T. Ective – new to the Raleigh Writer's Conference Homicide Squad, looking forward to her first case
Detective Jean Jeanbeaug – agent for Interpol's Crimes Against Humanity Squad, assisting Det. Ective with her first case
Suspect #1 Fran Helsing – Rabid mystery fan-at-large
Suspect #2 Helen Bvtzchknn -- Freelance editor-at-large
Suspect # 3 Payton Olliver – Artist-at-large
Suspect # 4 Ray Vuss Wordum – Mystery Author. Not at large.
Brutus the Bartender – Bartender. At the bar. Which he tends.
Chef Blarnee – Fancy Irish Chef brought in to prepare special mystery dinner
Seamus McCree – Guest Sleuth
Tai Randolph – Guest Sleuth