Can Adele Gossling find out who killed the daring young man on the flying trapeze when the circus comes to town?
In 1905, the Barry Circus makes its way to Arrojo, an event filled with chills, thrills, and enchantment. The whole town is buzzing with excitement to see Julius Rowe, the "daring young man on the flying trapeze". To the crowds, he's the handsome and dashing star of the show. To his fellow performers, he's arrogant, demanding, and a little too ruthless. But who cares, as long as the crowds can't get enough of him?
Then on opening night, the unthinkable happens — Julius misses that third somersault and falls into the net, instantly killed.
The police are baffled. Was it an accident? Was it murder? And if it was murder, who did it? Was it the husband of Julius' latest conquest or the lady herself, proving that a woman scorned can be a dangerous thing? Or was it one of the other performers for reasons of his or her own? It's up to Adele Gossling and her friend Nin Branch to help when the circus closes ranks against the police.
Join one of the early 20th century's clever sleuths and her clairvoyant sidekick as they follow the trail of a lost scarf, a serrated knife, and misguided ambition.
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