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Did the twelfth member of the jury know something the rest did not…?
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

Circumstantial evidence was as good as proof in the trial of Viola Ross. Everything pointed to the conclusion that this beautiful woman had smothered her wisp of a husband. But the twelfth juror, Richard Arnold, would not agree. Perhaps he knew something which the others didn’t – perhaps he only guessed.

When a retrial is ordered, Arnold sets out to conduct his own investigation. But soon he is faced with three attempts on his life.

Reviews

No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
SUNDAY EXPRESS
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
The plot is knife-edge tension all the way
BELFAST TELEGRAPH
Ingenious plot leavened with sly humour
EVENING NEWS
Amusing and zestful, with an unexpected and exciting climax
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Well-plotted, fast-moving - brilliant
Nashville Banner
Fast, light, likeable
NEW YORK TIMES