A mysterious warning – will it end in murder?
Classic crime fiction from one of the greats of The Detection Club

Flora Horsley, wife of a MP, is warned by a palmist that she must leave her husband or she will die. Flora, believing that her husband is attempting to murder her, decides to leave him.

The haunting fear of death already holds her in a terrifying and remorseless grip, but will she be able to escape its embraces?


If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert
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