One of the first steps in hosting a small group murder mystery is to assign your guests to a character.
Read the character descriptions provided and where possible try and fit the guests you plan to invite to the characters themselves.
You might want more information before you allocate guests e.g. you might have some friends who you definitely DON’T want to be dating. In which case, read the character description in the front of each booklet too – as that will give you more ideas about the character and help you allocate them to a part whcih will suit them best.