By John Dickson Carr
A SIR HENRY MERRIVALE secret. A suicide pact used to be simply this type of inspiration that might entice Rita Wainwright. Her infamous love affair with the younger American actor, Barry Sullivan, used to be flamboyant adequate to warrant a dramatic finishing, so whilst the 2 of them vanished over a cliff one wet evening, leaving just a farewell be aware for Rita's husband and a couple of footprints to the sting, nobody doubted that it used to be suicide. not anyone, that's, yet health care provider Luke, Rita's previous family members health care professional and one of many few humans within the seashore village of Lyncombe who surely beloved her. whilst novice detective Sir Henry Merrivale, who's within the district having his portrait performed via a neighborhood artist, has the same opinion to enquire, the questions commence piling up. yet what of it? Are the doctor's doubts with out advantage, or used to be there a extra sinister plot at play? It takes the blustering, rampaging H.M. to resolve this baffling secret.
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