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A rich, controlling old woman is murdered – the only problem is there are too many suspects…
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

Mrs Wolfe was dying – at last. Nobody seemed very sorry about it. Certainly not her relatives or legatees. Mrs Wolfe was wealthy and domineering and her periodical relapses regularly brought her heirs rushing to her bedside.

The old lady derived a grim satisfaction from controlling people, but there’s one last thing she is unable to control. For when Mrs Wolfe does die it is not by natural causes, but by treachery . . .


Anthony Gilbert shared with other successful crime writers a combination of writing talent and clever plotting skills necessary to make it in detective fiction's Golden Age ... Along with Agatha Christie [he] had a talent to deceive
Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert
No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant