By Michael Innes
Each English mansion has a locked room, and Grinton corridor is not any exception. The library has hidden doorways and passages—and a corpse. but if the corpse is going lacking, Sir John Appleby and Charles Honeybath have a good extra complicated case on their fingers. simply how did it disappear while the doorways and home windows have been securely locked? A bevy of priceless houseguests supply unending information, however the detectives suspect that they're concealing important details. might the treasures at the library cabinets be so precious that somebody may homicide for them?
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