Here our expectations are baffled: the millionaire is already dead before the book begins. But, his corpse is snatched by the end of chapter one.
Shortly after the death of millionaire Richard Marlow, the village of Heathton is rocked by the discover that the body has been stolen. Further proof that something very nasty is afoot comes when Marlow’s friend Dr. Warrander is discovered with a fatal knife wound to the heart. When Marlow’s daughter vows not to marry until her father’s body is discovered, her fiancee join forces with the local rector to discover the guilty party. But are some secrets better left buried?
A classic Edwardian murder mystery, first published in 1901.