A de Lacy Mysteries short story.
False Nemesis is the third in the de Lacy Mysteries by J.J. Campbell, in which we see a rather different side of amateur sleuth Charles de Lacy.
Following his run-in with London gangster Mark Whadcoat, de Lacy is left with a body on his hands. Things get even more complicated when some of his police contacts seek his help in order to claim a reward that the dead man s wife has offered for finding him. The only problem is that de Lacy was the last person to see him alive It will take all of the urbane investigator s charm and forensic skills to solve this conundrum.