First, there is a skeleton in a dinner jacket. Then a corpse in a golden aeroplane. Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells, a monstrous but charming actress with a raffish entourage. Georgia’s best friend just happens to be Valentine, a top couturiere and Albert Campion’s sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder.
Reviewed by Brandon Robshaw in Slightly Foxed Issue 52.
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