Charley Davidson Character Guide

character guide

*This is a breakdown of all of the characters in Darynda Jones’s Charley Davidson series, complete up to Fifth Grave Past the Light.  While I have tried to keep things general, this is a reference that may include spoilers.

This is alphabetical by first name, with main or vital characters highlighted in blue.

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-A-

Alfonso

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • cousin of Angel Garza

Alice Knight

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • elderly widowed woman
  • lives in a nursing home
  • owns a ranch in New Mexico that was the site of a serial killer’s mass grave
  • widow of Doyle Knight
  • mother of Kenny Knight
  • aunt of serial killer Saul Ussery

Allen, Mrs.

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • neighbor of Charley Davidson
  • elderly lady
  • used as bait to kidnap Charley Davidson
  • owns a poodle named Prince Phillip
  • often asks Charley Davidson to track down her missing dog
  • unknowingly shares her apartment with a ghost named Duff

Amador Sanchez

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • former classmate of Reyes Farrow
  • friend of Reyes Farrow and Kim Millar
  • arrested a couple of times for petty crimes
  • former prison cellmate of Reyes Farrow
  • served four years for assault with a deadly weapon
  • affiliated with the South Side gang while in prison
  • out of jail on parole
  • lives in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Albuquerque
  • used information from Reyes Farrow to make a fortune in the stock market
  • owns a welding and fabrication business
  • in his early 30’s
  • good looking
  • short black hair, hazel eyes
  • father of Stephen and Ashlee
  • husband of Bianca

Amber  Kowalski

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • daughter of Cookie Kowalski
  • pretty and smart
  • knows the truth about both Charley Davidson and Reyes Farrow
  • develops a crush on Quentin
  • 12 years old
  • exotic looking
  • long dark hair, blue eyes
  • very tall, with long, skinny legs

Anaya, Detective

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • Albuquerque Police Detective
  • friend of Bob Davidson
  • not fond of Charley Davidson
  • lead detective on the Mark Weir case

Angel Garza

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • ghost
  • deceased partner of Charley Davidson
  • works as an investigator for Charley Davidson
  • has been with Charley Davidson since her freshman year of high school
  • mother a cosmetologist
  • salary he makes helping Charley Davidson is sent to his mother every month
  • Latino
  • former gang-banger
  • tough talking
  • died in a drive-by shooting at age 13 trying to save someone else
  • killed 12 years ago
  • ghost found by Charley Davidson at an old abandoned school
  • inky black hair cropped short over his ears, rich brown eyes
  • baby face with a beautiful smile
  • wears jeans and a dirty t-shirt with a bandana around his head

Ann

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • nun at the Sisters of the Immaculate Cross convent
  • takes in a homeless Quentin
  • knows Charley Davidson is the Grim Reaper
  • loves video games

Anthony Richardson

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • former schoolmate of Mimi Jacobs
  • involved in the death of Hana Insinga
  • believed to have committed suicide
  • murder arranged by Kyle Kirsch’s mother
  • son of Tony Richardson

Art Cox

  • see Foster, Special Agent or Powers, Special Agent

Artemis

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • 90 pound rottweiler guard dog
  • owned by biker gang-leader Donovan
  • patrols the asylum where Rocket lives
  • poisoned by Blake
  • dies after playing with Charley Davidson
  • becomes the guardian of Charley Davidson
  • able to attack and destroy demons

Arthur

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • step-brother of Harper Lowell
  • step-son of Jason Lowell
  • employed at the Veil Corporation
  • works in the exploration and development of alternative fuels
  • movie star handsome
  • short brown hair, naturally tanned skin
  • silvery gray eyes with a hint of blue
  • in his 30’s
  • has always been in love with Harper Lowell
  • always defended and believed Harper Lowell
  • assisted Harper Lowell in the three years she was on her own

Ashlee Sanchez

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • daughter of Amador and Bianca Sanchez
  • sister of Stephen Sanchez
  • long black curls
  • huge sparkling eyes

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Beecher, Mrs.

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • retired housekeeper for the Lowell family
  • worked for the Lowell family for over 30 years
  • terrorized Harper Lowell for decades
  • covered up the murder of a child committed by her grandson Dewey years ago
  • buried the body of the child killed on the Lowell family property
  • tries to kill Charley Davidson
  • killed Harper Lowell
  • squat and elderly
  • light gray hair and soft gray eyes

Becky Taft

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • ghost
  • deceased sister of Officer David Taft
  • drowned years ago in the lake by the Taft family home
  • jealous and possessive of her brother
  • called Demon Child by Charley Davidson
  • died at around age 9
  • small with long blonde hair
  • big, innocent silvery blue eyes
  • becomes friends with Rocket and Blue Bell

Benny Price

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • human trafficker of children and murderer
  • targets homeless kids
  • kidnapped Father Frederico Diaz
  • orders the deaths of Patrick Sussman, Elizabeth Ellery, Jason Barber, among others
  • responsible for the death of James Barilla
  • tried to kill Charley Davidson
  • owns the Patty Cakes strip clubs
  • short black hair
  • neatly trimmed mustache and goatee
  • father of two

Bernie

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • friend of Aunt Lillian in the 1960’s

Bethany

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appeared in Charley Davidson’s apartment

Bianca Johnson

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • murdered child
  • first body Charley Davidson helped find

Bianca Sanchez

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • married to Amador Sanchez
  • mother of Stephen and Ashlee
  • beautiful
  • huge sparkling eyes, long curly dark hair
  • made a fortune off of the stock market from tips from Reyes Farrow

Billy

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • ghost
  • deceased prison inmate
  • committed suicide in prison
  • died 7 years ago
  • spirit stayed behind to help other inmates
  • Native American
  • good looking

Blaire

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • had a teenaged crush on Harold
  • one of the victims of serial killer Saul Ussery

Blake

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • member of the Bandits biker gang
  • seen as a good guy with a bad temper
  • poisons Donovan’s guard dogs
  • responsible for the death of Artemis
  • stringy brown hair
  • frizzy beard
  • overweight

Blue Bell

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • younger sister of Rocket Man
  • 5 years old
  • died of pneumonia during the 1930’s
  • lives in the asylum with her brother
  • very small, with an oval face
  • pale and very shy
  • huge dark eyes
  • hair in a short dark bob
  • wearing overalls
  • becomes friends with Becky Taft

Bobby Joe

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • former client of Charley Davidson
  • thought his girlfriend was trying to kill him
  • painted Charley Davidson’s office in payment for her investigating

Bob Davidson

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • called Ubie by Charley Davidson
  • Albuquerque Police Detective
  • uses Charley Davidson’s abilities to help solve his cases
  • lead Detective in the Reyes Farrow case
  • developed a crush on Cookie Kowalski
  • always under stress
  • gruff but loyal
  • brown eyes
  • has a dark brown mustache
  • uncle of Charley Davidson

Brad

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • around 19
  • a short order cook
  • works at the Chocolate Coffee Cafe
  • unkempt looking
  • mischievous and flirty

Bud

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • police officer

-C-

Caleb Ulibarri

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • son of former police detective Paul Ulibarri
  • young man with a goatee
  • flashy and impatient
  • whiny and spoiled

Carlos Riviera

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • tortured and killed
  • found floating in the Rio Grande
  • death arranged by Benny Price
  • long arrest record
  • former employee of Benny Price
  • working with Father Frederico Diaz to stop a human trafficking ring
  • had information that would free wrongfully convicted Mark Weir

Carrie Liedell

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • kindergarten teacher
  • in her 30’s short, dark bobbed hair
  • square jaw
  • drunk driver
  • ran over undercover officer Zeke Brandt with her car
  • hit Zeke Brandt with a brick and killed him
  • put the dead body in her car trunk
  • car then sold to Cookie Kowalski

Carson, Agent

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • FBI agent
  • career-oriented
  • short dark bobbed hair
  • solidly built
  • intelligent eyes
  • works with Charley Davidson on the Teresa Yost case
  • father was the investigator of Reyes Farrow’s abduction as a child

Chaco Lin

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • friend of Julio Ontiveros
  • works for Benny Price
  • probable shooter of lawyers Sussman, Ellery and Barber

Charlotte Jean “Charley” Davidson

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • called Dutch by Reyes, Calamity by Bob
  • the Royal Daughter of Light
  • the only Grim Reaper in existence
  • the key to entering heaven
  • the portal through which the dead pass
  • a brilliant light that acts as a beacon to the souls of the dead
  • born with the ability to draw power from the people and things around her
  • powers are fluid and adaptable
  • mother died giving birth to Charley Davidson
  • daughter of Leland Davidson
  • contentious relationship with her step-mother Denise Davidson
  • first soul to pass through was her own mother
  • exists on both the human and departed planes
  • has been able to see and interact with the dead since birth
  • remembers everything since the day she was born
  • the first of the reapers to thrive among humans
  • will still be the portal even after her physical body dies
  • the youngest and most powerful of the light bearers, a seeker of souls
  • considered royalty among her people
  • hyperactive, caffeine addict, mind always racing
  • quick healing
  • has frequent near-death experiences
  • has always known every language ever spoken
  • able to sense a persons guilt or innocence
  • can read the emotions of others, sees auras
  • private investigator, sometimes bartender for her father
  • consultant for the Albuquerque police department
  • has helped both her father and uncle Bob solve crimes since she was 5
  • often works to help the deceased solve their own murders
  • saved several times from certain death by Reyes Farrow
  • tortured and nearly killed by Earl Walker
  • spent months recovering from torture, afraid to go outside
  • nearly raped and killed by Marvin Tidwell
  • wanted by demons as the way into Heaven
  • has no idea the extent of her own powers
  • proposed to by Reyes Farrow
  • bachelor’s degree in Sociology
  • former member of the Peace Corps
  • quirky sense of style
  • small tattoo of a grim reaper on her left shoulder blade
  • 125 pounds, curvy
  • chocolate brown hair, golden eyes
  • 27 years old

Chow, Mr.

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • dangerous and deadly
  • shot helping to save Charley Davidson from kidnappers
  • works for the government
  • black hair
  • youthful sand colored skin
  • works with Frank Smith and Ulrich

Chrystal

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • former classmate of Reyes Farrow at Yucca High
  • big and startlingly pretty
  • dark brown bobbed hair and wide smile

Cindy Verdean

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • former school friend and rival of Gemma Davidson
  • believed to have poured honey in Gemma Davidson’s hair

Claire

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • new waitress at Calamity’s

Cleosarius

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • an ancient Byzantine prophet
  • all of his prophecies revolve around Charley Davidson

Cookie Kowalski

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • best friend and neighbor of Charley Davidson
  • Charley Davidson’s receptionist
  • breast cancer survivor
  • divorced for over 3 years
  • 12 year old daughter named Amber Kowalski
  • was raised by an amazing and loving step-mother
  • honest and down to earth
  • great at tracking down information
  • has trouble with guns
  • fiesty, fun, and flirty
  • 34 years old
  • plus sized
  • fashion challenged
  • cropped, wiry black hair, blue eyes
  • very attracted to Garrett Swopes

Cynric

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • older brother of a Grim Reaper from long ago
  • family claimed he was possessed
  • only repeated what his mute sister, the reaper, had told him
  • the only one who could communicate with his mute sister
  • stoned to death by command of the elders of his village
  • Reaper lost control of her powers after his death
  • after his death, his village suffered a rash of sickness

Cynthia

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appeared in Charley Davidson’s apartment
  • a drug addict whose father abandoned the family

-D-

Dave

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • known as “Delivery Dave”
  • delivers bread
  • almost set up on a date with Cookie Kowalski by Charley Davidson

David Taft

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • young Albuquerque Police officer
  • sucks up to Detective Bob Davidson hoping to advance his career
  • followed around by the spirit of his little sister Becky Taft
  • almost died himself as a child trying to save his sister from drowning
  • military buzz-cut

Debra

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • cousin of Chrystal, sister of Emily
  • has information that helps Charley Davidson track down Kim Millar

Della Peters

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • owner of Della’s Beauty Salon
  • friend of missing person Teresa Yost
  • one of the last people to see Teresa Yost before she disappeared
  • portly with messy bobbed hair

Delores

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appeared in Charley Davidson’s apartment

Denise Davidson

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • second wife of Leland Davidson
  • believed to be sweet and kind by most people
  • uptight and disapproving
  • has always refused to acknowledge Charley Davidson’s abilities
  • stepmother of Charley Davidson and Gemma Davidson Roland
  • great sense of theatrics
  • short brown hair, nice smile
  • polished and refined looking

Dewey

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • grandson of Lowell family housekeeper Mrs. Beecher
  • lived with Mrs. Beecher on the Lowell estate
  • too bright blue eyes
  • unkempt brown hair
  • large and very strong
  • feral expression
  • mentally unstable
  • murderer
  • killed a small child while still young himself
  • tried to kill Charley Davidson
  • killed Harper Lowell

Donald

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • former driver for the Lowell family
  • elderly
  • now takes care of the Lowell family cars

Donovan

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • leader of the Bandits biker gang
  • owned of the abandoned asylum where Rocket lives
  • direct and straight forward
  • rough and tough, but a total gentleman
  • blackmailed into robbing banks
  • former owner of Artemis
  • falls in love with Charley Davidson
  • hiding from the law in Mexico
  • pitch black hair
  • deep, soothing voice
  • handsome

Donnie

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • works at the bar Calamity’s
  • quiet
  • Native American
  • long, thick blue-black hair
  • well built and good looking
  • muscled and very tall

Doyle Knight

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • had been confined to a wheelchair for 30 years after a branding accident
  • owned a ranch in New Mexico that was the site of a serial killer’s mass grave
  • husband of Alice Knight
  • father of Kenny Knight
  • uncle of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • deceased

Duff

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • ghost
  • hits on Charley Davidson in her father’s bar
  • decides to not move on, but stays around to keep an eye on Charley Davidson
  • moves his ghost form into Charley’s neighbor’s apartment
  • recognizes Mr. Wong
  • young and baby faced
  • small and insecure
  • like a lost puppy
  • talks with a stutter
  • blue eyes behind round-rimmed glasses
  • muddy brown hair

Dunlop, Mr.

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • worked at the bar when Charley Davidson was a child
  • a cook
  • wife had an affair with Bob Davidson

Dunlop, Mrs.

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • former lover of Bob Davidson
  • next door neighbor of the Davidson family

Dwight, Sergeant

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • Albuquerque police officer
  • military buzz cut
  • stuffy and uptight
  • dislikes Charley Davidson

-E-

Earl Walker

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • bought Reyes Farrow from a child abductor
  • child molester and abuser
  • starved Kim Millar to control Reyes Farrow
  • lived under several aliases
  • long criminal record
  • scammed elderly women out of their money
  • was about to be sent to prison for 15 years before his “death”
  • pure evil
  • kept pictures of an abused Reyes Farrow stashed in his apartments
  • believed to be the father of Kim Millar
  • believed to have been murdered by Reyes Farrow
  • beat former girlfriend Sarah Hadley to death
  • killed former associate Farley Scanlon
  • tortures and nearly kills Charley Davidson
  • shoots and nearly kills Garrett Swopes
  • spine severed by Reyes Farrow

Eckert, Captain

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • Police Captain
  • boss of Uncle Bob Davidson
  • always impeccably dressed
  • suspicious of Charley Davidson’s abilities in solving crimes
  • smart and savvy
  • a widower devastated by the death of his wife
  • wife died of cancer a few years ago
  • very handsome

Edwards

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • member of the Bandits biker gang
  • 32 years old
  • bank robber
  • pulls a knife and threatens to kill either Charley Davidson or Donovan
  • not completely sane
  • kicked out of sniper training in the Marines
  • tries to shoot Charley Davidson
  • shoots Reyes Farrow
  • ultra short blonde hair
  • leathery skin and ruddy complexion
  • officially believed to have died from a heart attack
  • killed by Charley Davidson

Elaine Oake

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • stalker/fan of Reyes Farrow
  • pays guards and inmates for information on Reyes Farrow
  • runs a Reyes Farrow internet fan site
  • seems weak and uncertain
  • tall and thin
  • short blonde hair
  • very wealthy
  • lives in a mansion with an entire room devoted to Reyes Farrow memorabilia
  • has claimed to be married to Reyes Farrow
  • becomes Reyes Farrow’s fight manager

Eli Quintero

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • brilliant forger
  • investigated by officer Paul Ulibarri
  • created forged identity for Dr. Nathan Yost
  • never caught
  • believed to be hiding in Mississippi

Elizabeth Ellery

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • deceased “client” of Charley Davidson
  • partner at Sussman, Ellery and Barber law firm
  • former lawyer of wrongly accused Mark Weir
  • killed by two gunshot wounds to the head
  • death arranged by Benny Price
  • born on June 20th, died October 18th
  • 5 foot 10
  • blonde hair, blue eyes

Emily

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • sister of Debra, cousin of Chrystal
  • former friend of Kim Millar

Emily

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appeared in Charley Davidson’s apartment
  • born with a mild case of autism
  • made it to college

Eric

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • member of the Bandits biker gang
  • blackmailed into robbing banks
  • young
  • tall and handsome
  • looks like a Greek prince
  • does not look like the biker type
  • accidentally killed a man who attacked him
  • former golden-gloves champion boxer

-F-

Fabian

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • potential boyfriend of Pari
  • Hispanic
  • dark hair and tanned skin

Faith Ingalls

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • ghost
  • first victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • about 6 years old
  • killed 22 years ago
  • scratched Officer Wyatt Pierce’s face when he tried to save her
  • appears under Charley Davidson’s bed
  • body found in a mass grave on the Knight Ranch
  • deaf
  • went to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf
  • pixie like features
  • bow shaped mouth
  • tangled blonde hair and huge blue eyes

Farley Scanlon

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • long time associate of Earl Walker
  • in his late 50’s
  • well built
  • shoulder length brown hair with streaks of gray
  • long mustache and goatee
  • a hunter
  • believed to have slashed the tires on Charley Davidson’s Jeep
  • found dead after a confrontation with Charley Davidson
  • throat slit by Earl Walker

Faye, Miss

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • landlady of the apartment building where Reyes Farrow lived with Kim Millar and Earl Walker
  • cranky
  • found explicit pictures of Reyes Farrow taken by Earl Walker
  • bleached blonde hair
  • friend of Tennessee

Felix Navarro

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • former employee of the Lowell family
  • worked as a gardener
  • kept pictures of Harper Lowell in his wallet
  • died recently of natural causes
  • considered both Harper Lowell and Arthur to be part of his family
  • had a daughter of his own

Finely, Dr.

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • associate of Dr. Nathan Yost

Fiona

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • around 12 years old
  • friend of Amber Kowalski

Foster, Special Agent

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • pretending to be an FBI agent
  • real name either Art or William Cox
  • cousin pretending to be Special Agent Powers
  • hired by Kyle Kirsch’s mother
  • kidnaps and tries to kill Charley Davidson
  • small time Minnesota crook
  • light blonde crew cut
  • pale blue eyes

Frank M. Ahearn

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • legendary skip-tracer
  • mentor of Garrett Swopes

Frank Smith

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • in his 50’s
  • grayish brown neatly combed hair
  • dark eyes
  • works for the government
  • works with Mr. Chow and Ulrich

Freddie James

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • senior basketball star
  • first boyfriend of Charley Davidson

Frederico Diaz, Father

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • Catholic Priest
  • honest and kind
  • runs a mission for runaway kids
  • tries to bring down the human trafficking ring run by Benny Price
  • operates an underground railroad to save targeted kids
  • graying bear, thick dark hair
  • kidnapped by Benny Price

-G-

Garrett Swopes

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • top skip-tracer and private investigator
  • former soldier
  • very good at tracking people
  • confident to the point of being cocky
  • has a talent for reading people
  • comes from a family of grifters and con artists
  • has relatives who claim they can see into the supernatural world
  • strange relationship with Charley Davidson
  • friend of Detective Bob Davidson
  • father worked as an engineer for a US company in Columbia
  • father kidnapped and presumed murdered when Garrett was 10
  • skeptical of  the abilities of Charley Davidson
  • shot saving Charley Davidson from kidnappers
  • shot and technically killed by Earl Walker
  • was clinically dead but revived on the operating table
  • spent time in hell before being brought back to life
  • tortured while in hell
  • learned about Reyes Farrow from Satan
  • in possession of a knife that can kill Reyes Farrow
  • handsome
  • half African-American
  • short black hair, chocolate skin, smoky gray eyes
  • may have a son with a woman named Marika

Gemma Vi Davidson

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • over eager and pushy
  • prissy and uptight
  • competitive
  • very smart and over-achieving
  • slightly OCD
  • PhD in Psychology
  • can take care of everyone’s problems but her own
  • long, curly blonde hair, blue eyes
  • older sister of Charley Davidson
  • daughter of Leland Davidson, step-daughter of Denise Davidson
  • had an affair with married professor Dr. Roland

George, Mrs.

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • potential client of Charley Davidson
  • determined
  • convinced her husband is being unfaithful

Gerald Roma

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • grade-school classmate of Charley Davidson
  • used to burn ants with a magnifying glass for fun

Gonzalez, Mr.

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • school teacher of Amber Kowalski

-H-

Habersham, Mr.

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • ghost
  • deceased “neighbor” of Charley Davidson
  • lives in apartment 2B
  • tries to spy on Charley Davidson in the shower
  • peeping tom and dirty old man
  • after death relationship with Charley Davidson’s great aunt Lillian

Hana Insinga

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • former classmate of Mimi Jacobs
  • part Asian
  • painfully shy
  • disappeared at age 16
  • believed dead, but body not found
  • fell and hit her head at a party
  • body buried under the grave of Saul Romero
  • death covered up by Kyle Kirsch, Mimi Jacobs, Janelle York, Jeff Hargrove, Nick Velasquez, Anthony Richardson and Tommy Zapata
  • body found and exhumed
  • daughter of Hy Insinga

Hannah

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • file clerk at the Department of Records
  • contact of retired police officer Paul Ulibarri

Hardy

  • fist appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • deceased
  • a miner who died around 1930
  • looked to be in his late 30’s when he died
  • crow’s feet around his eyes
  • helps Charley Davidson rescue Teresa Dean Yost from the mine cave-in

Harold

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • teenage crush Blaine killed by serial killer Saul Ussery

Harold Jacobs

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • father of Mimi Jacobs
  • worried about his daughter
  • in his 60’s
  • perfectly combed gray hair
  • married to Wanda Marshal

Harold Zane Reynolds

  • alias of Earl Walker

Harper Lowell

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • hires Charley Davidson to find out who is trying to kill her
  • has been tormented by former housekeeper Mrs Beecher since childhood
  • witnessed a murder committed by Dewey Beecher
  • felt hunted and threatened since age 5
  • lost a week of her memory when she was a child
  • has been in and out of therapy all her life
  • institutionalized by her family when she was 12
  • put through electro-shock therapy
  • disappeared for three years
  • dead rabbits left on her bed, the brakes cut on her car, dog disappeared
  • divorced from Kenneth
  • wanted to be a school teacher
  • from a wealthy family, heir to her father’s fortune
  • not close to her father Jason Lowell or step-mother
  • biological mother died when she was still a baby
  • very close to her step-brother Arthur
  • family has never believed she was in danger
  • family pays her to stay away from them
  • tall and curvy with long dark hair
  • very pretty, with soft features and large, warm eyes
  • seems innocent and unworldly
  • killed by former Lowell family housekeeper Mrs Beecher and her grandson Dewey

Harriet

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • large and bossy
  • friend of Michelle Sussman
  • consoles Michelle Sussman after her husband Patrick  is killed

Harry

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • cousin of Warren Jacobs
  • deadbeat, always trying to borrow money
  • works at a casino in Vegas

Hedeshi

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • a demon
  • pure darkness
  • always lies
  • smart and cunning
  • acrid and repulsive smelling
  • a messenger of Satan
  • chose an escaped serial killer as his human host
  • escaped from Sing Sing prison
  • human form has light brown eyes
  • looks scholarly and harmless
  • kind and affectionate smile
  • smooth English accent, but originally from New Jersey
  • tries to kill Charley Davidson
  • demon form killed by Reyes Farrow

Herman

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • customer service representative at the Buy From Home shopping channel

Herman

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • maintenance man
  • works at the Jug’n’Chug
  • talks to celery

Holly

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • former classmate of Reyes Farrow at Yucca High

Howard

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • plays golf with Paul Ulibarri

Hy Insinga

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • mother of Hana Insinga
  • daughter disappeared 20 years ago
  • husband died 2 years ago
  • tiny and round faced
  • graying black hair cut in a bob
  • delicate looking

-I-

Iggy

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • homeless man

Ingrid Yost

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • first wife of Dr. Nathan Yost
  • died suddenly while on vacation
  • found dead in her hotel room of an apparent heart attack
  • threatened by her husband two days before she could file for divorce
  • died at age 27

Izzy

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • waitress at the Chocolate Coffee Cafe

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James Enrique Barilla

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • homeless
  • kicked out of home by his mother when she remarried
  • lived in Mark Weir’s shed
  • friend of Teddy Weir
  • killed at age 15
  • murder ordered by Benny Price
  • Mark Weir wrongly convicted of his murder

Janelle York

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • former schoolmate of Mimi Jacobs
  • heavily into drugs as a teen
  • part of the group that covered up the death of Hana Insinga
  • former wild child
  • died in a car crash
  • murdered

Janie Thomas

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • mother of Teddy Weir
  • sister of Mark Weir
  • kicked her son Teddy Weir out of the house
  • some trouble with the law in her past for drugs and shoplifting

Jason Barber

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • deceased “client” of Charley Davidson
  • partner at Sussman, Ellery and Barber law firm
  • killed by two gunshot wounds to the head
  • former lawyer of wrongly convicted Mark Weir
  • death arranged by Benny Price
  • has difficulty believing he is dead
  • strained relationship with his mother

Jason Lowell

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • father of Harper Lowell
  • step-father of Arthur
  • very wealthy
  • deathly ill
  • never believed Harper Lowell was being tormented
  • dark haired

Jeff Hargrove

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • drowned in his swimming pool
  • death arranged by Kyle Kirsch’s mother

Jenny

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • works at Super Dog
  • sells hot dogs to put herself through college
  • in love with recently deceased Ronald
  • visited by Charley Davidson with a message from Ronald
  • grief stricken
  • pretty girl with long dark blonde hair

Jessica Guinn

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • high school best friend of Charley Davidson
  • turned on Charley Davidson when she found out what she was
  • became hostile and cruel to Charley Davidson
  • had a crush on classmate Freddie James in highschool
  • attention seeking, needs to be the center of attention
  • starts spending time at Calamity’s to catch a glimpse of Reyes Farrow
  • fiery red hair
  • nasally, piercing laugh

Jillian

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • an audiologist
  • assistant of Dr. Nathan Yost for over 12 years
  • attracted to Dr. Nathan Yost
  • big boned with curly blonde hair and double chins
  • pleasant features with warm eyes

Jillian Lightfoot

  • first appearance in For I Have Sinned
  • nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Jimmy Hochhalter

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • former sixth-grade classmate of Charley Davidson
  • used to worship a three legged pigmy goat named pancake

Jo Anne Montgomery

  • first appearance in For I Have Sinned
  • ghost
  • deceased “client” of Charley Davidson
  • cannot remember who she is or how she died
  • sick her whole life
  • severely diabetic
  • died after giving birth
  • sacrificed her own life to have a child
  • in her late 20’s
  • chestnut hair
  • mother of Melody Jo Anne Montgomery
  • daughter of Ruth Montgomery

John Hostettler

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • prison guard
  • sells information about Reyes Farrow to Elaine Oake

Johnson, Mrs.

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • mother of murdered child Bianca Johnson
  • told by 5 year old Charley Davidson where her daughter’s body was
  • brown hair

Jose Ontiveros

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • staying at a shelter in Corpus Christi
  • nephew of Yesenia
  • brother of Julio Ontiveros

Julia Penn

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • psychologist
  • first therapist of a young Harper Lowell
  • retired
  • well-to-do
  • seems to be snobbish and cold
  • average sized woman with long gray hair

Julio Ontiveros

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • questioned in the shootings of lawyers Sussman, Ellery and Barber
  • gang-banger
  • works at a body shop for Noni Bachicha
  • talks and acts tough, major attitude
  • hair shaved off at the sides
  • has been searching for his brother for years
  • raised by his aunt Yesenia

-K-

Keith Jacoby

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • alias of Dr. Nathan Yost

Kenneth

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • ex-husband of Harper Lowell
  • an ass, but harmless

Kenny Knight

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • son of Doyle and Alice Knight
  • cousin of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • champion bull-rider who competed all over the world
  • a free spirit
  • never wanted to settle down
  • wife died of cancer
  • retired from rodeo circuit
  • family ranch the site of a serial killer’s mass grave
  • slightly bow-legged
  • walks with a straight back and a stiff gait
  • in his late 30’s
  • tall and thin, with darkly tanned skin
  • hair the color of the desert at dusk
  • startling green eyes

Kim Millar

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • works out of her home as a medical transcriptionist
  • intelligent
  • around 27 years old
  • sister of Reyes Farrow
  • daughter of Earl Walker
  • mother a drug addict that died of Hepatitis
  • abandoned by her mother on Earl Walker’s doorstep at age 2
  • used by Earl Walker as a weapon to control Reyes Farrow
  • was starved and neglected
  • burns down the buildings where Reyes was abused by Earl Walker
  • completely loyal and devoted to Reyes Farrow
  • will protect Reyes Farrow at all costs
  • drugs Charley Davidson to escape
  • planned on killing herself after she had burned the final building
  • rather than turning herself in, goes on the run
  • Irish looking, with dark auburn hair and light green eyes, porcelain skin
  • fragile looking but beautiful
  • tall, willowy and painfully thin

Kirsch, Sheriff

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • father of Congressman Kyle Kirsch
  • retired law enforcement agent
  • quick witted and sharp
  • sheriff at the time of the disappearance of Hana Insinga
  • tall and lanky
  • solid muscle
  • graying sand colored hair
  • sharp blue eyes
  • lives in Taos, New Mexico

Kirsch, Mrs.

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • mother of Congressman Kyle Kirsch
  • wife of former Sheriff Kirsch
  • wealthy
  • determined to see her son in the White House
  • arranges the murders of those who knew about the death of Hana Insinga

Kristen

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appeared in Charley Davidson’s apartment

Kyle Kirsch

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • first name Benjamin
  • United States Congressman
  • former schoolmate of Mimi Jacobs
  • saw the death of Hana Insinga
  • threatened into keeping his silence
  • gay
  • had decided to confess what he had seen in the death of Hana Insinga
  • planning to run for a seat in the US Senate
  • mother determined to see him in the white house
  • mother responsible for the deaths of his former classmates

-L-

Larry Vigil

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • went to high-school with Charley Davidson
  • stole Owen Vaughn’s pants

LaShaun

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appeared in Charley Davidson’s apartment

Leland Gene Davidson

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • retired Albuquerque police Detective
  • used Charley Davidson’s abilities to help solve crimes
  • owns a bar called Calamity’s
  • kind and supportive
  • feels guilt over Charley Davidson constantly being in danger
  • has Charley Davidson arrested to get her out of the Private Investigator business
  • diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer
  • miraculously cured
  • tall and slim, but solidly built
  • soft brown eyes, blonde hair always in need of a trim
  • married to Denise Davidson
  • separating from his wife Denise Davidson
  • sold Calamity’s to Reyes Farrow
  • retiring from the bar business
  • plans on traveling
  • brother of Bob Davidson
  • father of Charley Davidson and Gemma Davidson Roland
  • attacked by parole Mark Caruso

Lillian

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • deceased great great aunt of Charley Davidson
  • died sometime in the 1960’s in a hippie commune in Madrid
  • was an avid world traveler
  • routinely visits Charley Davidson
  • only recently discovered she is dead
  • thin and elderly
  • soft gray eyes and pale blue hair
  • small framed, toothless but loving smile
  • after death relationship with Mr. Habersham

Lisa

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appeared in Charley Davidson’s apartment
  • had a pet turtle named Leonardo
  • dreamed of being a ninja

Lori

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • has been in the Chocolate Coffee Cafe for years
  • was a drug addicted prostitute
  • had slit her own wrists
  • as a child, sold by her mother for drugs
  • won a poetry contest
  • tried to pull her life together
  • had no sense of self worth
  • fell back into her old life
  • died of a drug overdose in a dirty hotel room

Louise

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • former classmate of Reyes Farrow at Yucca High
  • Latina
  • curly hair and beautiful skin
  • dark brown eyes

Lowell, Mrs.

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • step-mother of Harper Lowell
  • mother of Arthur
  • very wealthy
  • dark haired
  • never believed Harper Lowell was being tormented
  • seems indifferent, petty and vain

Lowenstein, Mrs.

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • neighbor of Charley Davidson and Cookie Kowalski

Luann

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • secretary of Deputy Warden Neil Gossett
  • highly efficient
  • protective of Reyes Farrow
  • over 40
  • pale skinned
  • short black hair and dark eyes

Luther Dean

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • nicknamed the Duke
  • brother of Teresa Dean Yost and Monica Dean
  • sister Teresa Dean Yost missing
  • hot tempered
  • very protective of his family
  • tried to commit suicide after the death of his mother
  • building contractor
  • large and imposing
  • built like a football player
  • huge and wide shouldered
  • cerulean blue eyes, dark hair
  • crisp sable hair

-M-

Mae

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appeared in Charley Davidson’s apartment

Marigold, Mistress

  • see Mary Elizabeth, Sister

Marika

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • former girlfriend of Garrett Swopes
  • has a son that might be the biological child of Garrett Swopes

Mark

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • potential boyfriend of Pari
  • seems kind and good natured
  • Hispanic
  • dark hair and tan skin

Mark Caruso

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • on parole
  • threatens the family of Leland Davidson
  • blames Leland Davidson for the death of his daughter
  • involved in a high-speed chase that killed his daughter
  • attacks Leland Davidson and Charley Davidson
  • tries to kill Charley Davidson
  • throat cut by Charley Davidson

Mark Weir

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • wrongfully convicted of the murder of teenager James Barilla
  • calm and collected
  • tall and gangly
  • in his 40’s
  • sandy blonde hair, kind blue eyes
  • uncle of Teddy Thomas, sister of Janie Thomas

Marvin Tidwell

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • being investigated by Charley Davidson
  • wife Valerie Tidwell suspects he is having an affair
  • married for just over a year
  • real estate broker
  • only attracted to plus-sized women
  • too smooth and slick
  • has definite rage issues
  • completely evil, feels no remorse
  • uses the name Doug when he comes on to Cookie Kowalski
  • took over the identity of the real Marvin Tidwell
  • planned to kill his wife Valerie Tidwell for the insurance money
  • tattoo of an eight ball on his forearm
  • runs Charley Davidson off of the road
  • kidnaps, tries to rape and kill Charley Davidson
  • whipped and set Charley Davidson on fire
  • good looking and articulate
  • short blonde hair
  • around 35 years old
  • blonde hair
  • killed by Charley Davidson

Mary

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • called Wednesday by Charley Davidson
  • died at age 6 from the fever in the late 1800’s
  • young girl carrying a knife
  • follows Charley Davidson
  • heard the angels talking about Charley Davidson
  • traded her doll for a knife to become Charley Davidson’s temporary guardian
  • wears a charcoal gray dress with black patent leather boots
  • shoulder length black hair
  • ashen skin

Mary Elizabeth, Sister

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • young Catholic Nun
  • from the Sisters of the Immaculate Cross Convent
  • uses the online name Mistress Marigold
  • runs a website on angels and demons
  • wants to contact the Grim Reaper
  • has always been able to hear the conversations of the angels
  • a prophet
  • takes in a homeless Quentin
  • green eyes

Mary Jane Holbrook

  • first mentioned in For I Have Sinned
  • died at age 84

Maureen

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appeared in Charley Davidson’s apartment

Meacham, Deputy

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • police deputy with the Corona Sheriff’s Department
  • files a report when Charley Davidson’s tires are slashed by Farley Scanlon
  • investigating the murder of Farley Scanlon

Melody Jo Anne Montgomery

  • first appearance in For I Have Sinned
  • infant daughter of Jo Anne Montgomery
  • mother died when she was born
  • going to be a very successful artist
  • same birthday as Charley Davidson
  • daughter of Jo Anne Montgomery, grand-daughter of Ruth Montgomery

Michael

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • member of the Bandits biker gang
  • second in command of Donovan
  • blackmailed into robbing banks
  • Brando-esque cool
  • swaggers when he walks

Michael

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • District Attorney
  • young for his position
  • fashion conscious

Michelle Sussman

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • widow of Patrick Sussman
  • soft and pretty
  • honest and kind
  • large brown eyes, blonde hair
  • mother of two small children

Mimi Anne Marshal Jacobs

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • friend of Cookie Kowalski
  • a missing person
  • disappeared
  • hides out in a homeless shelter under the name of Molly
  • saw the death of Hana Insinga
  • targeted for death by the mother of Kyle Kirsch
  • close friend of Kyle Kirsch
  • short brown hair, pale skin
  • two kids
  • married to Warren Jacobs

Mona Salas

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • kindergarten classmate of Charley Davidson

Monica Dean

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • sister of Teresa Dean Yost and Luther Yost
  • very worried about her missing sister Teresa Yost
  • travels a great deal
  • long black hair, startlingly blue eyes
  • very thin and sickly
  • yellowish, unhealthy tinge to her skin

-N-

Nancy

  • first appearance in For I Have Sinned
  • nurse at the Presbyterian Hospital
  • friend of Charley Davidson
  • Hispanic
  • short bob and almond shaped eyes
  • gorgeous

Nancy Burke

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • former 6th grade classmate of Charley Davidson

Nathan Yost, Dr.

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • an Otolaryngologist
  • tries to hire Charley Davidson to find his missing wife Teresa Dean Yost
  • very wealthy
  • shows fake emotion, everything for show
  • seems almost too perfect
  • seen as a saint and pillar of the community
  • terrified of his brother-in-law Luther Dean
  • tried to isolate Teresa Yost from her family to control her
  • arrested in college for making a death threat to former girlfriend Yolanda Pope
  • murdered his first wife Ingrid Yost
  • harmed the mother and niece of Yolanda Pope
  • slowly poisoning Monica Dean
  • caused Teresa Dean Yost’s miscarriage
  • manipulative and controlling
  • cold and cruel
  • barely passed medical school
  • nice looking
  • light hair and pale blue eyes

Neil Gossett

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • former high school classmate of Charley Davidson
  • high school football player
  • deputy warden of Penitentiary of New Mexico
  • never married
  • life saved by Reyes Farrow
  • former prison guard
  • slightly balding
  • a drinker
  • tall, bulky build
  • gray eyes

Nick Velasquez

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • involved in the death of Hana Insinga 20 years ago
  • believed to have committed suicide
  • murder arranged by the mother of Kyle Kirsch

Nicole Foster

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • works at Presbyterian Hospital
  • tall with red hair

Nicole Schwab

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • works at Presbyterian Hospital
  • blonde hair and freckles
  • wears glasses

Nicolette Lemay

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • hispanic
  • works in the Post-Op ward of Presbyterian Hospital
  • appears to Charley Davidson like a ghost to tell about a death
  • has dreams about being killed
  • sees deaths through the eyes of the victim
  • has visions of what is to come
  • has a vision of Charley Davidson being killed by Marvin Tidwell
  • thought she was crazy
  • saw the death of Rosie Gutierrez Herschel
  • abilities developed after she was brought back to life after drowning at age 9
  • long black hair

Noni Bachicha

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • Santa Fe body shop owner
  • honest businessman
  • friend of Leland Davidson
  • acquaintance of Charley Davidson
  • employer of Julio Ontiveros
  • gun enthusiast and gun safety instructor
  • teaches a gun safety class to Cookie Kowalski
  • married to a champion marks-woman
  • thick black hair and olive skin
  • medium build

Nora

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • administrative assistant
  • highly competent
  • works at the law firm of Sussman, Ellery and Barber

Norma

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • waitress at the Chocolate Coffee Cafe

-O-

Owen Vaughn

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • former school-mate of Charley Davidson
  • attempted to run Charley Davidson over with his SUV in high school
  • high school friend of Neil Gossett
  • wrongly blamed Charley Davidson for humiliation he suffered in high-school
  • pants stolen by Larry Vigil in the locker room
  • forced to walk home with no pants on
  • beaten and tormented by a street gang
  • became a police officer in Albuquerque
  • patrolman
  • squeaks a little when he breathes

-P-

Pari

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • friend of Charley Davidson
  • former graphic artist
  • talented tattoo artist
  • gave Charley Davidson the Grim Reaper tattoo she has on her shoulder
  • convicted felon
  • brilliant computer hacker
  • hacked into a Federal vault and funneled a few dollars into her mother’s bank account as a joke
  • has been on probation for 10 years
  • not allowed near computers as a term of her probation
  • died in a car accident at age 6
  • brought back to life by EMT’s
  • able to see auras
  • while dead, learned about the power of Reyes Farrow
  • as a teenager, tried to summon Reyes Farrow during a seance
  • full sleeve tattoos of skulls, swirling lines, tiger lilies and fleur de lis
  • looks goth
  • has thick black hair

Patrick Sussman the Third

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • partner at Sussman, Ellery and Barber law firm
  • deceased “client” of Charley Davidson
  • killed by two bullets to the head
  • murder arranged by Benny Price
  • died on October 18th
  • neat and tidy, wears glasses
  • former lawyer of wrongly convicted Mark Weir
  • married to Michelle Sussman
  • father of two small children

Paul Sanchez

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • told Charley Davidson that computers were alien technology

Paul Ulibarri

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • retired police officer
  • plays golf
  • investigated forger Eli Quintero
  • father of Caleb Ulibarri

Peggy

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • waitress in a small-town diner
  • plump and friendly

Powers, Special Agent

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • pretending to be an FBI agent
  • real name either Art or William Cox
  • cousin pretending to be Special Agent Foster
  • hired by Kyle Kirsch’s mother
  • kidnaps and tries to kill Charley Davidson
  • small time Minnesota crook
  • light blonde crew cut
  • pale blue eyes

-Q-

Quentin

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • suddenly appears in the back seat of Charley Davidson’s Jeep
  • very strong clairvoyant
  • able to see into the supernatural world
  • used to see the shadows of the departed, but now able to see ghosts
  • possessed by a demon
  • demon destroyed by Artemis
  • deaf, communicates through sign language
  • shy and sweet
  • originally from Washington, D.C.
  • was homeless
  • stays with the nuns at The Sisters of the Immaculate Cross Convent
  • gorgeous
  • shoulder length blonde hair
  • deep blue eyes
  • 16 years old

-R-

Renee

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • African-American female
  • daughter of Rudy
  • killed by serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appears in Charley Davidson’s apartment along with the other victims

Reyes Alexander Farrow

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • real name Rey’aziel
  • interested in nothing and no one except Charley Davidson
  • able to come to Charley Davidson in her dreams
  • fiercely beautiful and dangerous
  • the son of Satan, created to kill Charley Davidson
  • skilled assassin and tracker, born to be the perfect weapon
  • former General in Satan’s army, commanded millions of soldiers
  • created from a supernova and forged from Earth’s elements
  • being of unequaled power
  • responsible for Garrett Swopes being sent to hell
  • able to cause damage on a global scale
  • if his physical body dies, he becomes the anti-Christ
  • waited on this plane for Charley Davidson to be born for 15 centuries
  • appears and saves Charley Davidson’s life when she is in danger
  • first came to Charley Davidson at the moment of her birth
  • has been hiding from Satan and his army for centuries
  • sometimes appears as a dark, shadowy blur
  • taken from the family he was born to on Earth and sold to Earl Walker
  • beaten, abused and molested by Earl Walker as a child
  • spent time homeless and living on the streets
  • convicted of the murder of Earl Walker
  • protective of his sister Kim Millar
  • about 30 years old
  • spent 10 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit
  • immeasurably high I.Q.
  • had been studying to be a lawyer
  • educated himself in prison
  • released from prison when Earl Walker was found to have faked his own death
  • bought the Asylum, Calamity’s, and Charley Davidson’s apartment building for her
  • takes a job cooking at Calamity’s
  • proposes to Charley Davidson
  • degree in criminology, Masters in computer information systems
  • severs the spines of those who threaten Charley Davidson, including Earl Walker
  • swirling tattoo is the key to opening the gates of Hell
  • piercing mahogany brown eyes flecked with gold and green
  • thick dark hair, slightly curly, coppery skin
  • devilish grin
  • lean but muscular with wide shoulders
  • beautiful but still masculine

Rocket

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • ghost
  • looks like he died in the 1950’s
  • former mental patient, given electroshock therapy
  • hard to keep his attention for more than a few seconds
  • lives in an abandoned mental asylum
  • had been a child during the Great Depression
  • knows the moment of everyone’s death
  • carves the names of the dead into the walls of the asylum
  • predicts the death of Reyes Farrow
  • never forgets a name
  • was able to see the dead before his own death
  • a savant
  • almost childlike, but very strong
  • gentle
  • huge, but baby-faced and playful
  • obsessed with following the rules
  • hard to keep his attention focused
  • like a big, burly kid with ADD
  • appears to be in his 40’s
  • younger sister Blue Bell died from dust pneumonia

Rodriguez, Officer

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • police officer

Roland, Dr.

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • professor
  • had an affair with Gemma Davidson while married to another woman

Roland, Dr.

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • current therapist of Harper Lowell
  • dwarfish man with gray hair and tan wrinkled skin
  • one of the few who believe Harper Lowell has been terrorized since childhood

Romero, Dr.

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • Psychologist
  • friend and colleague of Gemma Davidson
  • helps treat Charley Davidson’s PTSD after she is attacked by Earl Walker
  • understanding and patient
  • knows that Charley Davidson has special abilities

Romero, Mrs.

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • client at Della’s Beauty Salon
  • elderly lady
  • hard of hearing

Ronald

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • deceased
  • appears to Charley Davidson dressed like a clown
  • died in the hospital while waiting for a heart transplant
  • dressed up like a clown to entertain sick children in the hospital
  • voice rough and scratchy from his illness
  • asked Charley Davidson to pass a message to girlfriend Jenny
  • around 25
  • died just hours before a heart was found

Rosie Gutierrez Herschel

  • first mentioned First Grave on the Right
  • originally from Mexico
  • client of Charley Davidson
  • had a miscarriage after being punched by her husband
  • trying to leave her abusive husband Zeke Herschel
  • killed by her husband Zeke Herschel

Rudy

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • African-American female
  • mother of Renee
  • daughter one of the victims of serial killer Saul Ussery

Rupert

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • young Albuquerque police officer
  • part of the task force sent to capture Julio Ontiveros

Ruth Montgomery

  • first appearance in For I Have Sinned
  • mother of Jo Anne Montgomery
  • grand-mother of Melody Jo Anne Montgomery
  • beautiful and strong

-S-

Sabrina

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • member of the Bandits biker gang
  • getaway driver for the bank robberies
  • curvaceous
  • long black hair, striking hazel green eyes

Sammy

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • a cook at Calamity’s Bar
  • married
  • works for Leland Davidson
  • off work after breaking his leg
  • replaced by Reyes Farrow

Samantha

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • friend of Amber Kowalski
  • dumped by her boyfriend

Sarah Hadley

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • former fiancee of Earl Walker
  • dental assistant
  • switched dental records to help fake Earl Walker’s death
  • testified against Reyes Farrow
  • attracted to Reyes Farrow
  • afraid of Earl Walker
  • found beaten to death in her apartment after Reyes Farrow’s trial
  • killed by Earl Walker

Saul Romero

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • died 20 years ago
  • Hana Insinga buried under his coffin

Saul Ussery

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • cousin of rodeo rider Kenny Knight
  • nephew of Doyle and Alice Knight
  • maintenance man
  • drove truck for several years
  • serial killer who targeted blonde women and children
  • killer of Faith Ingalls and over 20 other females
  • vile and evil
  • lives in a nursing home
  • medium height
  • wide brow and tiny eyes
  • pudgy face

Selena

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • aunt of Charley Davidson

Sienna

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • bartender for Leland Davidson
  • stunningly attractive
  • originally from New Orleans
  • African American, with exotic eyes and a dimpled smile
  • brief fling with Pari
  • leaves town when she sees what Charley Davidson can do

Smith, Officer

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • police officer
  • works with Uncle Bob Davidson

Stan Eichmann

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • lead defense attorney for Reyes Farrow

Stephen Sanchez

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • son of Amador and Bianca Sanchez
  • brother of Ashlee Sanchez

Stone, Mr.

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • former teacher of Reyes Farrow at Yucca High
  • wrongly accused Reyes Farrow of cheating on a test

Suzy

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • former classmate of Reyes Farrow at Yucca High

-T-

Taft, Officer

  • see David Taft

Tarpley, Ms.

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • administrative assistant at Yucca High
  • worked at the school for 10 years
  • stylish
  • dark hair with red highlights
  • green eyes
  • very good looking
  • flirty with Bob Davidson
  • grand-daughter died two years ago

Teddy Weir

  • see Theodore Bradly Thomas

Tennessee

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • deceased
  • rough voice from heavy smoking
  • friend of Miss Faye

Teresa Dean Yost

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • wife of Dr. Nathan Yost
  • sister of Luther Dean and Monica Dean
  • went missing after going out with friends
  • missing for over a week
  • parents died a few years before
  • does volunteer work with disabled kids
  • started a horse ranch that caters to children in wheelchairs
  • graduated magna cum laude from the university of New Mexico
  • degree in linguistics
  • controlled by her husband
  • had a miscarriage caused by Dr. Nathan Yost
  • took out a huge insurance policy on herself for her brother and sister
  • planned to fake her own death
  • caught in a mine cave in
  • dark hair and startlingly blue eyes

Teri

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • best bartender at Calamity’s
  • attractive
  • long dark hair and striking hazel eyes
  • hardened by life’s experiences

Theo

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • potential boyfriend of Pari
  • some Asian ancestry
  • dark hair and tanned skin

Theodore Bradley Thomas

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • also known as Teddy Weir
  • 16 years old
  • nephew of Mark Weir
  • kicked out of the house by his mother Janie Thomas
  • lived with his uncle
  • missing, police believed killed by uncle Mark Weir
  • friend of murdered James Barilla
  • works with Father Frederico Diaz
  • helps to rescue trafficked children
  • targeted by Benny Price
  • tall, very good looking
  • sandy blonde hair and light blue eyes

Tiffany Gorham

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • grade school classmate of Charley Davidson

Tim La Croix

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • high-school senior crush of Charley Davidson

Tommy Zapata

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • car salesman
  • respected and well liked
  • involved in the death of Hana Insinga 20 years ago
  • high school classmate of Mimi Jacobs
  • turned his life around
  • was going to confess what he had seen in the death of Hana Insinga
  • murdered

Tony Richardson

  • first mentioned in Second Grave on the Left
  • father of Anthony Richardson
  • son murdered

Tre

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • tattoo artist
  • apprentice of Pari
  • works in Pari’s shop
  • attracted to Pari

-U-

Ulrich

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • looks like Andre the Giant
  • huge and imposing, looks like a bear
  • works for the government
  • helps rescue Charley Davidson from kidnappers
  • works with Frank Smith and Mr. Chow

-V-

Valerie Tidwell

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • wife of the man claiming to be Marvin Tidwell
  • married for just over a year
  • hires Charley Davidson to see if her husband is cheating on her
  • plans on divorcing her husband Marvin Tidwell after his affairs
  • husband planned to murder her for the insurance money
  • had gastric bypass surgery
  • recently lost over 100 pounds
  • had a weight problem her whole life
  • stylish and fashionable
  • around 28 years old

Vera

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • aunt of Earl Walker
  • deceased

Vicki

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • victim of serial killer Saul Ussery
  • appeared in Charley Davidson’s apartment

Virgil Gibbs

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • thin and hunched over from age and hard living
  • dark hair and a graying beard
  • missing a few teeth
  • former associate of Earl Walker

von Holstein, Dr.

  • first mentioned in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • and expert in dead languages
  • works at Harvard
  • a contact of Garrett Swopes

-W-

Wanda Marshal

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • mother of Mimi Jacobs
  • worried about her missing daughter
  • around 60
  • light hair
  • wife of Harold Jacobs

Warren Jacobs

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • husband of Mimi Jacobs
  • wife a missing person
  • very wealthy
  • writes software programs for businesses all over the world
  • adores his family
  • deadbeat cousin named Harry
  • two children

Wednesday

  • see Mary

Wendell

  • first mentioned in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • runs an illegal cage-fighting ring

Westfield

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • student at Yucca High
  • a jock

William Cox

  • see Foster, Special Agent or Powers, Special Agent

Wong, Mr.

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • ghost
  • deceased “roommate” of Charley Davidson
  • hovers in the corner of Charley Davidson’s apartment
  • never moves or speaks
  • barely 5 feet tall
  • small and painfully thin
  • looks gray

Worthy, Mrs.

  • first mentioned in First Grave on the Right
  • former high school teacher of Charley Davidson

Wyatt Pierce

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • police officer
  • former patient of Gemma Davidson
  • accidentally killed an innocent man returning fire at a crime scene
  • wrongly suspected of being a serial killer by Charley Davidson
  • 31 years old
  • tall and broad
  • sandy hair
  • three scars on his face
  • face scratched when he was 9 years old trying to save serial killer victim Faith Ingalls
  • haunted by his failure to save Faith Ingalls
  • has problems with men who use violence against women
  • in therapy for his anger issues
  • in a relationship with Gemma Davidson

-X-

Xander Pope

  • first mentioned in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • brother of Yolanda Pope
  • daughter nearly killed after routine tonsillectomy
  • went into cardiac arrest caused by Dr. Nathan Yost

-Y-

Yesenia

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • ghost
  • Latina
  • aunt of Julio and Jose Ontiveros
  • gives Charley Davidson the information needed to question Julio Ontiveros
  • raised Julio Ontiveros

Yolanda Pope

  • first appearance in Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • former schoolmate of Charley Davidson
  • sister of Xander Pope
  • the popular cheerleader type
  • college girlfriend of Dr. Nathan Yost
  • controlled and dominated by Dr. Nathan Yost
  • threatened by Dr. Nathan Yost when she tried to break up with him
  • mother and niece both harmed by Dr. Nathan Yost
  • 28 years old
  • curly brown hair
  • beautiful smile
  • married with three children

-Z-

Zamora, Mr.

  • first appearance in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
  • superintendent of Charley Davidson’s apartment building
  • short and pudgy with salt and pepper hair
  • always wears sweat pants and a t-shirt

Zeke Brandt

  • first appearance in Second Grave on the Left
  • called “Dead Trunk Guy”
  • looked homeless
  • run over in a parking lot by Carrie Liedell
  • hit over the head with a brick and killed
  • an undercover cop posing as a homeless man
  • investigating a drug ring that used homeless people
  • brave and honorable
  • always wanted to help people and make a difference
  • shoulder length dirty brown hair
  • matted, fagged brown beard
  • hazel green eyes

Zeke Herschel

  • first appearance in First Grave on the Right
  • husband of Rosie Gutierrez Herschel
  • cocky and arrogant
  • abusive, a wife beater
  • over 200 pounds
  • tall and heavy set with wide shoulders
  • light hair
  • birthmark on his jaw
  • still wore his highschool class ring
  • arrested for assaulting Charley Davidson
  • murdered his wife Rosie Gutierrez Herschel
  • attempted to shoot and kill Charley Davidson
  • spine severed by Reyes Farrow

Zimmerman, Officer

  • first appearance in Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • Police Officer

13 thoughts on “Charley Davidson Character Guide”

  1. darlin’ there’s a typo on the page. find “Ken” and replace with Leland as Charley’s dad. also, thanks for the hard work you put into this character bio.

    • kaleigha said:

      Darn, thought I had done that already. I noticed the name when I was going through the second book – and of course I deleted all of my notes. Meh.

  2. I don’t see Elaine on your list…fanatic in love with Reyes.

    • kaleigha said:

      Hi Cindy. Nope, I am only done book one and the novella. I had all of the notes done for books two and three…and then deleted them before I got the list updated. That means a whole new re-read of both of them. Meh, what a dufus I am, since I have done that before, too.

  3. Come join us on Goodreads…we’re Darynda Jones *cough* Reyes fans….we talk about all the books and just have fun! I’ve been sending the girls your way :) Love your stuff!!!http://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/112301 We’re also on FB https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/210374592385601/

    • kaleigha said:

      Thanks, Cindy! Kind of you. I will have the second and third books re-done and added before the fourth one comes out. I am playing catch up on the guides now, but I hope to have everything straightened out soon.

  4. Amanda Wilson said:

    Quick question about one of the characters – professor Dr. Roland, formerly married to Charley’s sister, Gemma? I thought she was dating Officer Pierce by the end of the fifth book? I guess I missed something…

    • I wondered about that myself…Roland was mentioned in the first book, then nada. I was surprised when Gemma was dating, too – I guess she divorced off page. But it was strange. Glad you mentioned it, because I really thought I had missed something, too.

      • Amanda Wilson said:

        I must’ve missed something. Maybe there was a mention of divorce but I was too distracted by Reyes…haha…

  5. Trayce (@lemonamour) said:

    Hiya! The only reference I could find for Dr. Roland in First Grave is what I’ve shown below. And it says, he’s a married college professor with a Ph.D. that Gemma went all the way with. Can you please tell me where it’s mention she married him?? I couldn’t locate it. Cheers!

    Gemma’s never forgiven me for showing her up. But it did push her to continue her education as part of our never-ending struggle of one-upmanship, which is kind of like the struggle for survival, only not so noble. And she didn’t stop at her master’s either. She went all the way with a Ph.D. A married professor named Dr. Roland. Then she got her own Ph.D. and did it by the time she was thirty.

    • kaleigha said:

      I always wondered about that…I had thought it said at one point she was married, but then there was never any reference to it again and I found it strange. I will ask Darynda Jones and see what she says.

    • kaleigha said:

      Good catch, Trayce…I asked Darynda, and she confirmed that Gemma was not married to Roland, but did the married Dr. Roland. Thanks for catching it.

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