"This was murder, my dear. Someone seems to have beaned Marden with your blasted crystal!"
Jean Maze is looking forward immensely to the Ingle Parva village bazaar, at which she is to play the part of fortune teller, complete with a real crystal ball. On the day in question, however, she receives a macabre surprise when a business rival of her brother-in-law is discovered beaten to death in her fortune teller's tent. While the police diligently pursue all available leads, Jean does some theorising of her own. But is the murder really a case of business rivalry taken to extremes? And how and why was the corpse deposited in Jean's tent?
Originally published in 1937, this is a vintage murder mystery from the golden age of detection.