In a lonely house upon an unfrequented part of the Norfolk coast a retired Cambridge professor is living by himself. Gradually he becomes aware that his house, which is built upon the site of an age-old ruined church, is being watched. In his perplexity he appeals to Gilbert Larose.
The mystery and dreadful happenings of all that follows after form another exciting chapter in the life-story of the one-time great international detective.
All of the Gilbert Larose books by Arthur Gask are excellent, fast-paced detective thrillers. Larose definitely has his faults, and often he finds himself imprisoned by enemies when no one knows where he is or will miss him for several days. You’d think he’d learn, wouldn’t you? Still, he manages to get the bad guys and clear all away for the romance that is pending. These are good Golden Age detective stories, and while they aren’t deep or involved, they are fun reads for those of us who like a nice old mystery of this sort.