Mysterious warnings are sent to the murder victims instructing them to avoid the places where their corpses are afterwards lound, and this, not unnaturally, preys upon the mind of the recipient of the second of these documents. All precautions taken to preserve his life are in vain. It is a spine tingling plot, but Doctor Priestley’s fortunate discovery of a packing case of unusual manufacture, held together with brass screws, puts him upon the track of the very last person who could reasonably be suspected of the crime. The book ends with a dramatic denouement of an ingenious campaign of assassination.
Cecil Street Writing as John Rhode second Dr Priestley Novel.