All is not well in the village of Marston-le-Willows. Frank Cornell, heir to Marston Manor, has been found shot on the staircase of the family home - mere months after the death of his father in circumstances felt by many in the neighbourhood to have been suspicious. It is a mystery that Anthony Vereker, the artist turned amateur sleuth, finds hard to resist. Soon, he and his old friend Detective-Inspector Heather are on the scene and facing their strangest case yet. Could some stray cat hair really hold the key to the mystery? And what is the secret of the haunted room?
First published in 1935, this is a classic country house mystery from the golden age of crime fiction!
[NOTE: this novel was originally published as "The Ginger Cat Mystery". This edition is presented under the title of the first American edition.]