Let's take a random, straightforward Call of Cthulhu scenario, where someone, Miss Jane Doe, hires you (the party) to find their brother who has been missing for 3 months. (Another fine example would be the scenario from the quick start guide, “The Haunting”, where you are hired by someone to investigate if a house is haunted or not.)
Now let's take 4 players, who just rolled characters that are from totally different walks of life (for example, one is a doctor, another is a college professor, the third is a criminal, and the fourth is a dilettante).
It is hard enough for me (and maybe it's just me) to find a reason for one of the above mentioned characters to take on this assignment, and it is even harder to put them all together, to start investigating as a team.
Basically, my question is, are there any surefire ways to bring together characters that are playing for the first time, that seem natural, so they can work, act and play as a team?
Of course I could use the old trope that character A knows character B ’cause they are drinking buddies, and B knows C because something else, but for me, these don't look like a good enough reason to investigate a disappearance or a haunted house together.