No spine or cover creases, faint edgewear, white rear panel age yellowed, pages age browned but not brittle; looks unread.; No one seems to care that Wally Carter has died. But someone cared enough to shoot him through the chest and Inspector Hemingway intends to find out the identity of that someone.
; "The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.
The inspector is sorely tried by a wide variety of suspects, including the neglected widow, the neighbour who's in love with her, her resentful daughter, and a patently phony Russian prince preying on the widow's emotional vulnerability and social aspirations. And then there's the blackmail plot that may – or may not – be at the heart of the case...." Image is actual copy on offer.