A new detective novel by S. S. Van Dine, author of "The Benson Murder Case". This new Philo Vance story adheres to the best traditions of its type: the drama is tense throughout and each chapter marks a forward step in the working out of an absorbing and thrilling problem in criminal investigation.

The story opens wilth the sensational murder of a famous Broadway beauty. The crime completely baffles the best men of the Homicide Bureau and the District Attorney's office; and the solution is worked out only through the extraordinary methods of deduction used by Philo Vance, an intimate friend of the District Attorney's.

Here is a straightaway detective story, without false issues, sidetrackings, or irrelevant episodes, brilliantly written by an expert in criminal research. It will not only appeal irresistibly to detective story lovers, but will prove highly attractive to those who heretofore have not cared especially for this type of fiction.

Trade Paperback:
6 x 9 inch
360 pages