JOE SNEED - a hard-boiled, rough-hewn, down-on-his-luck hack writer in his mid to late thirties.
MISS SNOOD/OLGA - Miss Snood is a brisk, efficient business tycoon in her early to mid-thirties. Stylish, tailored, she has something tof a Joan Crawford quality, and wears her hair tightly knotted in a snood. Madame Olga is a blonde, Germanic beauty in the height of her sensuality, a Marlene Deitrich type.
AL/WILHELM - Al is a snappy go-getter, Joe's office assistant. As Wilhelm, he is Olga's sinister military aide. Late 20's to early 30's.
TRIXIE TRUE - blonde, America's foremost amateur sleuth; pretty, perky, eighteen.
DICK DICKERSON - boyishly handsome, eighteen, captain of the football team.
LAVERNE - eighteen, a gangling tomboy, the more aggressive of Trixie's chums.
MAXINE - Plump, giggily, eighteen, reluctant when it comes to adventure.
BOBBY - eighteen, bright as a penny, energetic, a go-getter.