"Listen to me... Gardyn Vanse was murdered in cold blood by one of you."
Walking home from her final performance with the Cheery Chums Concert Party, Corine Webster is sad to see the season at Brighton coming to an end - and anxious about her future in the precarious industry that is showbusiness. But these anxieties are soon put into terrible perspective. For when Corine discovers a murdered man on Brighton beach, her world is turned upside down in ways she couldn't have imagined. Hounded by the press and facing suspicion at every turn, she finds herself in London, working as a secretary to an inquiry agency set up by shady businessman Travers Nixon specifically to investigate the murder at Brighton. Nixon is the police's chief suspect - but would a murderer really offer a ten thousand pound reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprit?
Originally published in 1936, this is a vintage murder mystery with a memorably unsettling conclusion.