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He knows their darkest secrets – but they are even more ruthless than him, with murder in mind…
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

Teddy Lane has sunk into the sordid depths of blackmail and thinks he is on to a good thing. He knows the dark secrets of four people who have everything to lose if they are exposed – a young actress, a criminal lawyer, a scientist, and an elderly woman with a doctor son.

What he hasn’t bargained for is that two people are more ruthless than him. And they will not let him get away with it, even if it means murder – his murder.

Reviews

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
mysteryfile.com
Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing
SUNDAY TIMES
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert
Inkquilletc.blogspot
No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
SUNDAY EXPRESS
Anthony Gilbert has real detective power
MANCHESTER GUARDIAN
At the top of his form. One of the most telling situations in crime fiction, and Gilbert exploits it brilliantly
Francis Iles