Featuring private eye Hooky Hefferman.
Roddy Stanhope Elworthy earns a modest income but yearns for the Dolce Vita. A win on the Premium Bonds gives him the chance to pose as Captain Ellerson at the grandest local hotel, where there is also a roulette room and a gaming table. After one or two weekends in true 'Ellerson' style, Roddy runs short of cash, but 'Ellerson' must be kept in the manner he's rapidly becoming accustomed to. A simple burglary is all it will take . . .
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