London, 1958. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Some minor tearing on the inside of the front cover - looks as if tape has been applied, and then removed. Previous owner's name and address on front flyleaf. Library stamp on the inside of the back cover. Several pages have been folded. Dust jacket is bright with slight edge and corner wear and a horizontal crease running around the jacket, about 1 cm from bottom of jacket. Unclipped. Small tear on the bottom of the spine.
Evidence that clears the name of a boy sentenced for killing his adopted mother arrives too late to save his life – so who did kill her?
Dr. Arthur Calgary takes a ferry across the Rubicon River to Sunny Point, the home of the Argyle family.
A year before, the matriarch of the family was murdered and a son, Jack, was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Throughout the trial Jack had maintained his innocence, claiming he was hitchhiking on the night of the murder and he had been picked up by a middle-aged man in a dark car. Unable to locate this mystery man the police viewed Jack’s as a lie. Calgary was the stranger in question, but he arrives to late for Jack – who succumbs to pneumonia after serving just six months of his sentence.
Feeling a sense of duty to the Argyles, Calgary is surprised when his revelation has a disturbing effect on the family – it means one of the family is a murderer…