Details: First published 1939; cover shown is the 1986 Hogarth Press softcover edition. 192p.
Features a new introduction by crime writer and reviewer H. R. F. Keating.
Blurb: "Malcolm Warren, stockbroker and amateur detective, can never resist a mystery. So he soon succumbs when an old Oxford friend with a rather shady reputation begs him to investigate the disappearance of a cantankerous uncle from a suburban Gothic mansion.
Their search starts a hilarious trail which, thanks to careful perusal of train timetables, leads them from seedy seaside hotels and gloomy Cornish coves to the Arts & Crafts Shop of South Mersley Garden City, until it finally lures the unsuspecting sleuth to a damp and sinister destination..."