A man is accused of murdering his wife – and all the evidence points to his guilt.
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

‘No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant’ Sunday Express

It was a dark night, clammy with fog; an evil night when anything could happen. That was the night it all began – when the net of cruel circumstance began to close in around Jack Barton

The body of his beautiful, murdered wife had rotted away in a trunk in the dark cellar where he had hidden it. It was useless to say hiding the body was all he had done. It was pointless to insist he was innocent of her death.

Who would believe him?


No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
Anthony Gilbert shared with other successful crime writers a combination of writing talent and clever plotting skills necessary to make it in detective fiction's Golden Age ... Along with Agatha Christie [he] had a talent to deceive
Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert