Richard Hoysden's body is discovered in his country flat, apparently a suicide. Missing from the room is a tape of Hoysden's last moments in which he confesses to the murder of a young woman. Lady Drombone, a Member of Parliament and the young man's aunt, hires Carolus to find the tape and help suppress it. He himself insists on reconstructing the confusing circumstances in order to solve the baffling crime.
About the Author
Leo Bruce is the "nom de plume" of Rupert Croft-Cooke, who wrote some 125 mysteries, biographies and memoirs. He died in 1980.