The Iron Clew - A Leonidas Witherall Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor (as Alice Tilton)
“Wilder and more diverting experiences than those which befall Leonidas Witherall are seldom found anywhere except in books by Alice Tilton.”—The New York Times
Beginning with a…bust of Shakespeare…over a banker’s head. Who could ever hate a banker?
“Leonidas, a suspect in flight, after finding a Man of Distinction corpse is confronted by a miscellany of decorative clues, characters and accomplices in avoiding encounter with the law. From A to Z there are mink coats, dinosaur's footprints, Leonidas in ladies' dressing rooms, monkey eating ice-cream, etc. etc. Leonidas plays spider to a very wary fly, and stage manages a high finale. No Witherall-ing on the vine here.”—Kirkus