MRS HENRI AUBERT - 60ish, mistress of the hunting lodge, aristocratic, almost haughty, domineering, contemptuous of those she feels are beneath her station
CLEMENTS - 50ish, Mrs. Aubert's servant, calculating, direct, self-assured, knows what he wants from life and intends to get it. A most unusual servant.
ELIZABETH AUBERT - 40ish, niece of Mrs. Aubert's husband, intelligent, practical, sophisticated, extremely capable.
DOLLY ADRIAN - late twenties, cousin of Mrs. Aubert's husband, pretty, lively, a direct contrast to the sombre lodge and its inhabitants.
CHARLIE UNDERWOOD - mid-thirties, a private detective, good-looking, perceptive, alert, determined.
MR MEADOWS - 50ish, Mr. Aubert's lawyer, a distinguished-looking gentleman, soft-spoken, businesslike, inteligent.
PETER TANNER - mid-thirties, a police officer, a disorganized young man, not too intelligent at times, over anxious, possessed with the desire to solve the mysterious happenings in the hunting lodge.