Blackmail and murder in the fashionable theatre scene of thirties London -- classic British crime writing at its best.
First, there is a skeleton in a dinner jacket. Then a corpse in a golden aeroplane. After another body, Albert Campion nearly makes a fourth . . .
Both the skeleton and the corpse have dies with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells, a monstrous but charming actress with a raffish entourage. Georgia's best friend just happens to be Valentine, a top coutouiere and Campion's sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder.
Allingham's work is always of the first rank - New York Times
Margery Allingham has precious few peers and no superiors - Sunday Times