Do you write in sequence?
I have my regular cast of characters in the DI Andy Horton series (15) and the Art Marvik mysteries (3) and my 1950 mystery crime novels with a Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Alun Ryga, and war photographer, Eva Paisely (2). Alongside all these guys I have a smattering of new characters for each new novel, whose personalities and motivations need to be developed and layered up as I write. Sometimes those who I believe will be main characters fall by the wayside, some who I have given just walk on parts suddenly become a great deal more interesting and move up the ranks.
A DEADLY WAKE (DI Andy Horton 15)
A Deadly Wake DI Andy Horton 15 now available in paperback, as an ebook, on Kindle, Kobo and Google Books