The Hand in the Dark
An ancient English country house with a storied and bloody history is the setting for this intriguing mystery. The new Mrs. Meredith has invited all her friends from her freer, wilder life in London to meet with her at her husband’s family home. However, she is seemingly taken ill and can’t accompany the party on their final jaunt to a neighbor’s house after dinner. Later she is dead of a gunshot wound, an heirloom pearl necklace is missing, and Scotland Yard is homing in on possibly the wrong suspect. Can the famous private detective Mr. Colwyn bring the murderer to justice? From the Golden Age of Detective Fiction comes a neatly plotted thriller in which atmosphere and mystery mix to produce a tight and satisfying tale.