By Christianna Brand
While Scotland Yard's younger Mr. Charlesworth calls at Christophe et Cie a few homicide, he reveals 5 fascinating younger women--all lovely, all suspects, all able to hinder his investigations. He will be challenging pressed to claim which motives extra problems--when there's a moment homicide, or while he falls in love with the most suspect.
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