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Character count :
There is currently 79 characters in the list.

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book edition :


Hodder & Stoughton


Timeline :
May, 1982
- Audrey and her friend Janice had spent a weekend at Mohonk Mountain House. Audrey was then 21.

July 24th, 1994
- Audrey's brother sent her a postcard.
Allen Symes saw the Garin family on this day.

July 31st, 1994
- Four killed in suspected gang drive-by in San Jose.

August 18th, 1994
- Audrey Wyler send a letter to Janice Conroy.

June 19th, 1995
- the Hobart car had four flat tires and all the windows broken.

June 24th, 1995
- the Hobart's house lost all it's windows.

June 28th, 1995
- Irene Hobart got a 'spraying' nosebleed.

July 1st, 1995
- William Hobart fell down the stairs and broke his leg and hip.

July 3rd, 1995
- the 'thing' inside Seth tells Audrey Wyler it's name. It's TAK.

July 6th, 1995
- the Hobart's cat was shot.

July 15, 1996
- the day the whole mess starts.

Writers :
Johnny Marinville:
- Fiction
'Delight' & a series of children's books about Pat The Kitty Kat.
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Name: Description:

?, Cindy
First named on page: 6 

- Mentioned by Ellen Carver saying to Cynthia Smith:

'Always a Cynthia and never a Cindy. Can you remember that?' - when they introduced.

?, Margaret
First named on page: 6 

- Mentioned by Ellen Carver saying to Cynthia Smith:

'And I'm always an Ellie, never a Margaret.' - when they introduced.

?, Shaq
First named on page: 7 

- Basketball player for the Orlando Magic. Cary Ripton was wearing a jersey with Shaq's number 32 on it.

Ableson, Deke
First named on page: 39 and 96 

- Friend of Steve Ames and owner of a blues club called Club Smile. Lived in a house on Bear St. Husband of Sandy.

Ableson, Sandy
First named on page: 39 and 96 

- Lived in a house on Bear St. Wife of Deke, and a recovering bridge addict. Was described as: '... easygoing and equipped with mild, sleepy eyes, a good sense of humor, beautiful breasts and not, so far Steve could tell, an unfaithful bone in her body.'

Albertini, Frank
First named on page: 12 

- Baseball shortstop. Mentioned by Cary talking to Peter Jackson.

Allen, Patricia
First named on page: 97 

- Wrote a letter to Katherine Goodlowe in the final chapter of the book.

Allen, Tom
First named on page: 97 

- Husband of Patricia.

Alvarez, Robert
First named on page: 18 

- Lieutenant interviewed in regards to the Garin shootings.

Ames, Steven Jay
First named on page: 19 

- Driver of the truck that saved the Carver kids. Graying shoulder-length hair.

Bauer, Eddie
First named on page: 13 

- The Reed twins was wearing Eddie Bauer shorts.

Billingsley, Tom
First named on page: 13 

- Retired veternarian.

Bounty
First named on page: 97 

- The quicker-picker-upper.

Bradley, Lawyer
First named on page: 97 

- Character in the Regulators Movie.

Buster
First named on page: 6 

- A little red wagon owned by Ralph Carver. Mentioned by Ralph when he and Ellen comes out of the shop:

'Gonna pull me in Buster all the way back home.'

Calabrese, Joseph
First named on page: 18 

- Friend of the Garin's from college. The Garin family were visiting him when they were shot.

Calabrese, Roxanne
First named on page: 18 

- Friend of the Garin's from college. The Garin family were visiting her when they were shot.

Calhoun, Rory
First named on page: 97 

- Character on the Regulator movie.

Carver, David
First named on page: 10 

- Works for the post office. Husband of Kirsten Carver. Get shot by 'Trapper John' in the blue van.

Carver, Ellen Margaret
First named on page: 5 

- Eleven-year-old daughter of the Carvers. Ralph Carver's big sister.

Carver, Kirsten
First named on page: 8 

- Wife of David Carver. Known as Pie to her husband. Has been known to say:

'There's a word for women like Marielle; it rhymes with the one for how you kick a football.'

Carver, Ralph
First named on page: 6 

- Son of the Carvers. Little brother of Ellen Carver.

Como, Perry
First named on page: 7 

- Mentioned when describing Johnny Marinville's guitar-playing:

'... no one will ever mistake him for Marvin Gaye (or Perry Como, for that matter)...'

Conroy, Janice
First named on page: 97 

- Good friend of Audrey Wyler. Lives out of town.

Cosby, Bill
First named on page: 7 

- Ellen Carver thinks that Brad Josephson looks a little bit like Bill Cosby.

Countess Lili
First named on page: 97 

- Countess - Helper of No Face.

Dickey, James
First named on page: 12 

- Cary asking Peter if he's teaching summer school and Peter answers:

'Yep. Two classes. Historical Plays of Shakespeare, plus James Dickey...'

Doublemint Twins
First named on page: 24 

- Thought of by Cynthia when she heard the Reed twins shouting 'Hannibal!', when the dog was shot. The sound made Cynthia think of the Doublemint Twins.

Entragian, Collier
First named on page: 17 

- Ex-cop. Lives in 240 with a sign on his lawn, reading: NO TRESPASSING.
Entragian reputedly lost his job for beating a couple of kids to death because he thought they raped a little girl. Tall man, six-four at least.

Garin, John
First named on page: 18 

- 12 year old brother of Seth. Was killed in drive-by shooting.

Garin, June
First named on page: 18 

- 40 year old mother of Seth. Was killed in drive-by shooting.

Garin, Mary Lou
First named on page: 18 

- 10 year old sister of Seth. Was killed in drive-by shooting.

Garin, Seth
First named on page: 18 

- 6 year old autistic boy, Tak’s vessel.

Garin, William
First named on page: 18 

- 42 year old father of Seth. Was killed in drive-by shooting in San Jose. A red van with something on the roof was seen. Mentioned in a newspaper column.

Garland, Seth
First named on page: 11 

- Orphan nephew of Audrey Wyler. Cary thinks he's creepy. Never talks.

Gaye, Marvin
First named on page: 7 

- Mentioned when describing Johnny Marinville's guitar-playing:

'... no one will ever mistake him for Marvin Gaye (or Perry Como, for that matter)...'

Geller, Kim
First named on page: 97 

- Mother of Susi.

Geller, Susi
First named on page: 13 

- Lives next door to the Reeds. The spring's Rose Queen at the high school prom. Daughter of Kim and Frank.

George, St.
First named on page: 10 

- Gary thinks of his wife taking a shower and soaping her breasts:

'He decides to be a twentieth-century version of St George; he will fuck the dragon instead of slaying it.'

Givens, Adrian
First named on page: 97 

- Concierge of the Mohonk Mountain House.

Goodis, Craig
First named on page: 97 

- Co-Wrote the Regulators screenplay.

Goodlin, Janice
First named on page: 97 

- See Janice Conroy.

Goodlowe, Katherine Anne
First named on page: 97 

- Received a letter from Patricia Allen in the final chapter of the book.

Hager Twins
First named on page: 15 

- Thought of by Cary when talking to the Reed twins:'...but when they open their mouths they bear a suspecious resemblance to the Hager Twins of Hee Haw!

Hannibal
First named on page: 12 

- A German Sheperd. Almost knocks Cary over on his bike, chasing a frisbee. Owned by the Reed twins - shot by the red van.

Harris, Bill
First named on page: 97 

- Johnny Marinville's agent.

Hawke, Ethan
First named on page: 5 

- Ellen Carver bought a magazine with Ethan Hawke on the cover.

Henry, Colonel
First named on page: 97 

- The telepathic squad leader. One of the MotoKops.

Hobart, Hugh
First named on page: 97 

- Son of William & Irene. He stole the Dream Floater.

Hobart, Irene
First named on page: 97 

- Wife of William.

Hobart, William
First named on page: 10 

- Moved out of the house, number 242, between Entragian and Jacksons.

Hunter, Snake
First named on page: 97 

- With customary scorn. One of the MotoKops.

Jackson, Mary
First named on page: 97 

- Wife of Peter. She was unfaithful with Gene Martin, and was shot by blue van.

Jackson, Peter
First named on page: 11 

- Teacher at the Ohio State. Owns a blue Acura. Husband of Mary. Assistant Professor. Lives in 244.

Josephson, Belinda (Bee)
First named on page: 7 

- Around fifty, wife of Brad. Belinda and Brad are the only black people on the block. As a teenager she wished she were white because it seemed that white girls had more fun.

Josephson, Brad
First named on page: 7 

- Lives on the western corner of Poplar and Bear Street in number 251. Forty-six-years old with gorgeous chocolate skin and a long, sloping gut. Husband of Belinda.

Kaepner, Henry
First named on page: 97 

- Mary Jackson's father.

Kleist, John
First named on page: 97 

- Senior Vice President at Good Palz toys.

Lane, Deputy
First named on page: 97 

- Character in the Regulators Movie.

Marinville, John Edward
First named on page: 7 

- Lives across the street to the Josephson's. Plays the guitar wery well. Writer of children's books.

Marinville, Terry
First named on page: 97 

- First Wife of Johnny. Now Terry Alvey.

Marinville, Theresa
First named on page: 97 

- Second wife of Johnny.

Martin, Gene
First named on page: 97 

- He was having an affair with Mary Jackson. An accountant.

Mathis, Seargent
First named on page: 97 

- Character in the Regulators Movie.

Moran, Flip
First named on page: 97 

- Character in the Regulators Movie.

Mueller, John P.
First named on page: 97 

- Wrote an article in chapter 3 of the book.

Murdock, Major
First named on page: 97 

- Character in the Regulators Movie.

No Face
First named on page: 97 

- Faceless. One of the MotoKops enemy's.

Payne, John
First named on page: 97 

- Character on the Regulator movie.

Pike, Major
First named on page: 97 

- A good Canopalean gone bad. One of the MotoKops.

Prudam, Joe
First named on page: 97 

- Character in the Regulators Movie.

Reed, Cammie
First named on page: 97 

- Mother of the Reed twins. Lives in 245.

Reed, Charlie
First named on page: 97 

- Father of the Reed twins and husband of Cammie.

Reed, David
First named on page: 9 

- One of Cammie’s twin sons. Was thought of by Gary Soderson when he could hear Johnny Marinville playing a good tune:

'... one he remembered from before the Reed twins two houses down were even thought of...'

Reed, Jim
First named on page: 9 

- One of Cammie’s twin sons. Was thought of by Gary Soderson when he could hear Johnny Marinville playing a good tune:

'... one he remembered from before the Reed twins two houses down were even thought of...'

Ripton, Cary
First named on page: 7 

- Doomed paperboy who was shot by the van. Delivers the Wentworth Shopper on monday afternoons on his bike. Wearing a Orlando Magic jersey with Shaq's number 32 on it. Fourteen, crewcut and plays shortstop for the Wentworth American Legion team.

Rooty
First named on page: 97 

- A bumbling robot. One of the MotoKops.

Ross, Debbie
First named on page: 97 

- Friend of the Reed twins.

Shakespeare, William
First named on page: 12 

- Cary asking Peter if he's teaching summer school and Peter answers:

'Yep. Two classes. Historical Plays of Shakespeare, plus James Dickey...'

Sister Sis
First named on page: 4 

- Nickname for Ellen Carver.

Smiley-Smile, Mr.
First named on page: 12 

- A big yellow smile-face on a tee-shirt worn by Peter Jackson.

Smith, ?
First named on page: 21 

- Father of Cynthia Smith. Was a minister. Was skeet shooting every Saturday. Thought of when Cynthia heard the shot that killed Clay Ripton.

Smith, Cynthia
First named on page: 4 

- Twenty-year-old clerk at the E-Z Shop. She had short and kinky hair, dyed orange on the right side and green on the left. She saved the Carver kids from the red van.

Smithee, Allen
First named on page: 97 

- Wrote episode 55 teleplay of the Motokops.

Soames, Ray
First named on page: 97 

- One of Janice Goodwin's boyfriends many years ago.

Soderson, Gary
First named on page: 8 

- Likes the booze. Husband of Marielle. Lives in number 249. They are the Poplar Street Bohemians.

Soderson, Marielle
First named on page: 8 

- Wife of Gary. Had her arm shot off by a Van.

Steele, Karen
First named on page: 97 

- Character on the Regulator movie.

Streeter, Sheriff
First named on page: 97 

- Character in the Regulators Movie.

Styles, Cassandra
First named on page: 97 

- A Motocop.

Symes, Allen
First named on page: 97 

- Mining engineer for Deep Earth Mining Corp near Desperation.

Tak
First named on page: 97 

- Evil.

Turner, Tina
First named on page: 3 

- Singer on the radio singing: 'Nutbush City Limits'.

Veedon Brothers
First named on page: 97 

- Moving company.

Woolrich, Quentin
First named on page: 97 

- Co-Wrote the Regulators screenplay.

Wyler, Audrey
First named on page: 10 

- Widow who lives in 247. Trying to raise Seth Garland who was an orphan child. William Garin's sister.

Wyler, Herb
First named on page: 11 

- Stamp-collecting late husband of Audrey. He committed suicide after being drained by Seth.

Yeoman, Preacher
First named on page: 97 

- Character in the Regulators Movie.


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