“Whit” is an inventor, author, entrepreneur and owner of Whit’s End—an ice cream shop and “discovery emporium” where kids can be kids. His wise counsel, inventiveness and insight have made him a trusted friend and confidant to everyone in Odyssey.
Emily Jones is a tenacious wanna-be detective, who not only solves mysteries, but is happy to give firm direction to the life of her older brother Barrett (a talented, if easily-distracted young man).
Eugene is Whit’s dependable, eccentric genius of an assistant. Whether he’s working at Whit’s End, teaching at Campbell College, or developing another big invention, Eugene knows everything about everything (or thinks he does).
Matthew is an inquisitive 10 year old who loves to tinker with things—often to the consternation of everyone around him. But when he isn’t breaking and rebuilding stuff, he’s helping Emily Jones solve mysteries around town.