Called upon to probe the mysterious disappearance of two touring motor-couch drivers, Dame Beatrice Lestrange Bradley uncovers a racket which involves stolen antiques, smuggling and murder. Later, a third driver is missing, but reappears to tell a tale which Dame Beatrice suspects is only partly true. The story moves from a stately home in Derbyshire to a Cathedral town in West Wales and finishes in a loch-side hamlet not far from Fort William. One slender clue leads to another until the drama is played out and the murderer named.
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“Gladys Mitchell can always be relied upon for a packed and meaty novel and an intelligent one at that.” The Guardian
“Mrs Lestrange Bradley … is by far the best and most vital English female detective.” The Observer