Detective Nigel Strangeways, and his explorer wife Georgia have taken a cottage in the countryside. They are slowly beginning to adjust to a more relaxed way of life when Georgia finds a mysterious locket in their garden and unwittingly sets the couple on a collision course with a power-hungry movement aimed at overthrowing the government.
It will take all of Nigel's brilliance and Georgia's bravery if they are to infiltrate the order and unmask the conspirators.
Georgia Cavendish Strangeways is one of the most complex and likeable characters in the crime fiction of the so-called Golden Age
Nicholas Blake at the very top of his form
An extraordinarily well written and entertaining thriller
The Nicholas Blake books are something quite by themselves in English detective fiction
His plots are ingenious