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Suzie Colebrooke - Oona Kirsch

A vibrant local artist, who is executor of author George Summersbee's estate and married to publisher Niall. She is rumoured
to have been having an affair with George.


Cecilie Peterson - Liberty Mills

A retro-specialist who is something of an enigma and seemingly living on her own in Midsomer.


Bella Summersbee - Georgia Taylor

Bella is the warm, hardworking, book-loving owner of Summersbee's Book Emporium. She was the apple of her father's eye and is sole beneficiary of his estate.


Niall Colebrooke - Howard Ward

A bitter man with a strained marriage, Niall is a publisher who has fallen on hard times and who dreams about sailing away from it all in his boat.


Maggie Markham - Lia Williams

The high-achieving former managing director of a publishing company and the brains behind the Luxton Deeping Crime Festival. She's a champion of crime-writing and married to Nick.


Curtis Braylesford - Ed Birch

Curtis is an obsessed fan of George Summersbee's Jed Dagger books; he's a brooding data analyst who knows the books inside out. He's also obsessed about Bella.


Audrey Braylesford - Una Stubbs

Previously a powerful career woman, Audrey is quirky, carefree and full of zest. She's also a poker ace and Curtis's aunt.


Rob Mead - Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Bella's partner Rob runs the bookshop with her. He's conscientious, if stressed. Jeanie Summersbee - Charlotte Cornwell
George's widow Jeanie is uptight and defensive. She is wounded to the core by rumours of her late husband's infidelity.


Nick Summersbee - Adam Kotz

Nick is an affable but at times pompous GP, who helped his famous brother with the medical elements of his books. He's married to Maggie and is used to being in people's shadows.


Miles Rattigan - Simon Kunz

An important publisher and he knows it. Miles loves being the Harvey Weinstein of the book world.


George Summersbee - Grant Russell

The successful author of the Jed Dagger detective novels who died three years ago. Vincent Treaborne - Timothy Watson
A local art gallery owner with a weary cynical manner and something of the night about him.


Silas Raven - James Lance

A crime and horror writer who dresses all in black. Guest speaker at the Crime Festival.