Colonel Crisp is summoned to Watlington Lodge by a mysterious caller to investigate the murder of Lord Watlington.
Lord Watlington, a self-made millionaire, elevated into the Peerage, decided that the woman his nephew – and sole heir – plans to marry is not a suitable mate. But it is this decision that eventually sets the stage for his death.
When he arrives at Watlington Lodge, the Colonel encounters bewildering clues in his search for the killer . . .
Roy Vickers, a master of characterization and sparkling dialogue, is at his best in this fast-moving tale of intrigue.