Beautiful Rose Blacker was a pathetic figure when she came to tell Celia Stone that she was pregnant by Humphrey, Celia’s husband. Rose produced love letters from Humphrey which seemed to be conclusive proof of his guilt.
Fearful for the future of her family, Celia sent for Will Hunt, her old flame and friend. Will tried to help, but the murder which soon followed only added to the network of troubles around Humphrey. Will’s seemingly ineffective enquiries brought him in touch with some members of that disreputable little club called The Odd Flamingo, whence more trouble sprang.