The disappearance of Lord Bygrave is the sensation of the moment. Every newspaper in Britain is full of speculation regarding the fate of the vanished government official. Has he been murdered? Or is Bygrave in hiding for some sinister reason of his own? Among Lord Bygrave's concerned friends is the artist Anthony Vereker - a man with a talented eye not only for a good painting, but for the intricacies of seemingly impossible mysteries. Working closely with Detective-Inspector Heather of the Yard, Vereker's investigations lead him from the more unsavoury parts of London to the depths of the countryside, as he attempts to discover the truth about his friend's disappearance... or murder.
First published in 1929, this is a classic mystery from the golden age of crime fiction.