The most glamorous hotel in Europe is not immune to murder…
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

When Julian Marks, a well-known diamond merchant, is found murdered at the Hotel Fantastique in Monte Carlo, the motive is presumed to be theft. Marks always carried with him an enormous diamond on a steel chain.

Guests have noticed a shady character in button boots staying at the hotel. But when the diamond is found in an unexpected place, French sleuth M Dupuy has to rethink his investigation. Could the mystery man now lead him to the culprit?

Reviews

Fast, light, likeable
NEW YORK TIMES
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
No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
SUNDAY EXPRESS
The plot is knife-edge tension all the way
BELFAST TELEGRAPH
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert
Inkquilletc.blogspot
Anthony Gilbert's novels show the unsensational type of detective story at its best
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Well-plotted, fast-moving - brilliant
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