Gentleman sleuth Albert Campion tries to solve the murder of a prominent publisher in this “vivid and witty” British mystery (The New York Times).
Scandal hits the prestigious publishing house of Barnabas when one of the directors is found dead in a locked cellar. All eyes are on the other partners at the firm—cousins of the dead man with much to gain from his demise—and all rumors hint at a connection to the disappearance of another director decades earlier. Desperate to salvage their reputation, the cousins turn to Albert Campion—but will his investigations clear the Barnabas family name, or besmirch it forever?
“My very favourite of the four Queens of Crime is Allingham.” —J. K. Rowling
“Ms. Allingham has a strong, controlled sense of humour and is never dull.” —Times Literary Supplement