An Albert Campion mystery.
In a masterpiece of storytelling, Margery Allingham sends her elegant and engaging detective Albert Campion into the eccentric Palinode household, where there have been two suspicious deaths. The Palinodes, once a wealthy family, have fallen on hard times, and Campion himself finds the Palinode family very strange. As if poisoning weren’t enough, there are also anonymous letters, sudden violence, and a vanishing coffin. Meanwhile, the Palinodes go about their nocturnal business and Campion dices with danger in his efforts to find the truth.