It's 1929, and Ticky Maltravers is the toast of London high society, adored by everyone—or so it seems, until somebody poisons him over dinner. Now it turns out that numerous people with secrets to hide had every reason to wish him dead. But which of them murdered him? For Freddy Pilkington-Soames, newspaper reporter and man-about-town, the question hits a little too close to home, thanks to an unfortunate drunken encounter with Ticky's corpse which he'd much rather the police didn't find out about—and thanks also to his exasperating mother Cynthia's seeming determination to get herself arrested by tampering with the evidence. But a pretty girl with big blue eyes is demanding his help in solving the mystery, so what can he do but agree? Now all he has to do is hide the wrong clues, find the right ones, and unmask the murderer before the police discover what's really been going on. That ought to be easy enough. If only people didn't keep getting killed...
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A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia
A quick read. Pleasant diversion in these troubled times.
a Case Of Blackmail In Blavadia
Enjoyed the book and characters in it. Glad he figured out who did all the murders. The sense of humor in this book is funny as are the upper class people he tell us about.
This tale reminded me of the farcical Arsenic and old Lace, could be a stage play with its amusing dialogue and situation story line.