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Lady Betty Calder is a prostitute and a blackmailer – or is it her sister, Glynis, using her name? Dr David Garth, her fiancé, knows he must find out the truth – especially when he blunders across Glynis’ strangled body on Betty’s property.

The police know she did it, but David knows she didn’t, and he must outwit a cunning murderer and a hostile detective-inspector to prove it. What he discovers – about his best friend’s wife, his medical assistant, and even his fiancée – make him wish the blackmailing Glynis had never lived.


‘John Dickson Carr’s flair for the impossible crime shows through at its very best in this historical puzzler’ The Times