By E.C.R. Lorac
WITH AN advent by way of MARTIN EDWARDS
Bruce Attleton dazzled London's literary scene together with his first novels – yet his early promise didn't undergo fruit. His spouse Sybilla is a glittering actress, unforgiving of Bruce's failure, and the couple lead separate lives of their apartment at Regent's Park.
When Bruce is termed away on a unexpected journey to Paris, he vanishes thoroughly – till his suitcase and passport are present in a sinister artist's studio, the Belfry, in a crumbling residence in Notting Hill. Inspector Macdonald needs to discover Bruce's secrets and techniques, and discover the id of his mysterious blackmailer.
This elaborate secret from a vintage author is decided in a perfectly evoked London of the 1930s.
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Bats in the Belfry (British Library Crime Classics) by E.C.R. Lorac