Suicide – or murder? The tiniest clue holds the answer.
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

When Florence Penny’s body is found hanging from a beam in the bedsit she has been renting, it looks to Inspector Field like a case of suicide. Soon, though, he realises murder is the motive, and the discovery of a single pink bead among the disordered bedclothes leads him to prime suspect Charles Hobart.

It’s now up to Scott Egerton, Hobart’s prospective brother-in-law, and an astute private inquiry agent named Gordon to establish Hobart’s innocence . . .

Reviews

No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
SUNDAY EXPRESS
A delight from start to finish ... The plotting is mesmerizing, the characters are outrageous, the suspense is relentless and the ending is killer. You're sure to be stunned by one or more twists in the gasp inducing finale
prettysinister.blogspot
Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing
SUNDAY TIMES
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert
Inkquilletc.blogspot
Fast, light, likeable
NEW YORK TIMES
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
mysteryfile.com
Well-plotted, fast-moving - brilliant
Nashville Banner
Anthony Gilbert's novels show the unsensational type of detective story at its best
DAILY TELEGRAPH