Adelaide Fordham

Born and raised in New Bretagne to parents who were freed slaves. Former singer turned hairdresser. Learned the trade from her father, who was the Prime Minister’s personal stylist. Loves her husband, but is greatly concerned by his self-destructive behavior, and is also upset because she knows he’s hiding something from her but won’t admit it. Late 30s. Outgoing and social.

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Warm and loving, but with a sharp edge. Years of singing in bars and dealing with rowdy drunks have made her resistant to people’s BS. Has a wry sense of humor. Values honesty above all else. Vocal tone similar to Angela Bassett in this clip, minus the accent

Lines:

(concerned/loving)

“How are you feeling? You were asleep for ages. I saved you some bread and cheese if you're hungry.”

(playful)

“You sure I can't convince you to let me give you a little trim? You've been looking awfully scruffy lately.”

(frustrated)

“This has to stop. First it was that sleep medicine, now you've started to go out drinking yourself into a stupor, after you explicitly promised me you wouldn't again.”

(annoyed)

“It was nearly two when you burst in here soused to the eyeballs from God knows where. I imagine you've probably forgotten that, too.”

 

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Cecilia Hanbrook

Owner of a flower shop in the rough part of town. Has an immense distrust of the police after their inaction when her husband was mugged and left for dead. Fiercely independent. Early 60s.

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Sarcastic and guarded, but not overly snarky. Like a slightly toned down Dowager Countess from Downton Abbey. Open to British accent, but ONLY if authentic or trained in the UK. If American, more of a Bea Arthur type, exampled here. 

Lines:

(cheerful/helpful)

“May I help you find anything? The flowers in the center display are half price this week, and I have a special on chrysanthemums today.”

(sassy)

“You can't throw a stone without hitting a suspicious character.  And if you noticed my window, you'd be aware that stones get thrown around quite a bit in this neighborhood.”

(confident)

“Detective, when you've lived in this part of town as long as I have, it takes quite a lot to scare you.”

(increasingly exasperated) “Yes? I'm right here. There's really no need to ring that bell when I'm standing here. It was funny the first time, Detective, but now it's starting to wear thin. Detective! Please! Argh!”

Angela Maxwell

The leader and founder of the Spectre Society, a spiritualist group that meets to discuss the paranormal. Has a deep belief in the spiritual, and claims to speak to her dead twin sister. Late 30s. Despite being easily dismissible as a kooky fraud, she’s one of the few people who understands and can relate to the main character’s situation.  

Specs:

Mysterious and theatrical, but with a completely authentic demeanor.  She truly believes everything she does and says. Friendly and approachable.

Lines:

(like she’s telling a juicy secret)

“Well, just between you and me...restless spirits are best dealt with by having the OTHER kind of spirits. Quiets them right down.”

(sincere)

“Your story has touched me, Mr. Fordham. I will do everything I can to help you and your spirit guide find peace.”

(angry)

“That attitude simply will not do. I am hereby revoking your membership to the Spectre Society. Please leave at once.”

(dramatic)

“Oh my...I sense the foul stench of the tomb...It must mean a spirit is trying to make contact!”

 

Constance Upton

Secretary and dispatcher at the New Bretagne Police. One of the main character’s only friends in the police department, she feels sorry for him, as well as a great sense of loyalty to him because he exposed her husband’s affair. Has a sharp sense of humor and knows how to sneak around behind the backs of the higher-ups. Mid-40s.   

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Intelligent, sarcastic, playful. A less bubbly/excitable Etta Candy from Wonder Woman, though not necessarily British. If British, AUTHENTIC ACCENTS ONLY. If American,  something like Melissa McCarthy in Ghostbusters.

Lines:

(factual)

“The family wants to keep the investigation very low-key. They're afraid if word gets out they'll have all sorts of ne'er-do-wells making false ransom claims.”

(playful)

“We have an understanding. He pretends women are allowed in coffee houses, and I don't report his unsavory business practices. By the way, don't order anything that isn't water.”

(betrayed)

“Fordham! Really? After everything I've done for you?”

(drunk/cheerful)

“Drunk? No! Of course not. I admit I like to have a glass of wine...or six, to unwind after work, but I can hold my own.”

 

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