Cast of Characters

When I was young, I discovered the Perry Mason series of novels by Erle Stanley Gardner.   Aside from the fact that Perry never lost a case, I was impressed by the ‘cast of characters’ that was published in the beginning of each book.  Since I had a tendency to read quickly to find out how the villain met his consequences, I quite often flipped back to the front of the book to figure out who was who.  In that spirit, following is a list of characters in Farley Bend:

  • Edna Rose O’Malley worked in Farley Bend Mill in the 1930’s.
  • Vernon Merrill worked in the mill and was courting Edna Rose when he disappeared.
  • Lottie worked in the Farley Bend Mill and disappeared when Vernon did.
  • Amos Farley ran Farley Bend Mill in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
  • Lucia Hawkins runs The Parker House “Accommodations for Genteel Ladies”.
  • Mary Greenwood worked in Farley Bend Mill and now lives in the Parker House.
  • Emily Allen has nightmares about a burning cupola.
  • Ben Morton is proprietor of Hobart’s Confectionary.
  • Kate O’Connor is owner of Farley Bend Towers.
  • Corda Greenwood is Farley Bend’s librarian.
  • Lloyd Leadbetter inherited Farley Bend Mill and later gave it to Kate O’Malley.
  • Ed Allen is Emily’s brother and best friend.
  • Mitch runs a local construction company and doesn’t believe in ghosts.
  • Jason Wells is an accountant who lives in Farley Bend Towers.
  • Derek Logan is Farley Bend’s constable.

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