An old mansion, and a killer on the loose - nurse turned private detective for the police is in more danger than ever before.Superb classic crime from 'A true mistress of the mystery' Charlotte Macleod
'A literary celebrity with few rivals ... she wrote more bestselling novels ... over a longer period than almost any other American writer' WASHINGTON POST
Everyone agrees that Herbert Wynne wasn't the type to commit suicide. But he has been found, shot dead, the only other possible killer his bedridden aunt.
Inspector Patton of the Homicide Division sees this as the perfect opportunity to send in Hilda Adams, a nurse with a very special talent for detection. But when the sleuthing nurse arrives at the mansion, she finds more intrigue than anyone outside could possibly have imagined - and a killer on the loose...
A literary celebrity with few rivals ... she wrote more bestselling novels ... over a longer period than almost any other American writer, had two hits plays running simultaneously on Broadway, and, acting as a war correspondent, was the first journalist - man or woman - to reach the front during World War I - WASHINGTON POST
Rinehart's prose is reminiscent of Shirley Jackson ... and she excels at the tantalising tease - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Queen of the mystery novel - crimereads.com
A true mistress of the mystery
The capable Hilda proves herself to be a savvy sleuth with superior powers of observation. Rinehart keeps the pages turning without stinting on characterisation - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY