Many Deadly Returns Author:Patricia Moyes It is with serious misgivings that Detective Chief Superintendent Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy planned a weekend at "Foxes Trot", the country estate of Lady Crystal Balaclava, famous in the nineteen-thirties for her sybaritic socials. But Lady Balaclava is now rising seventy, and for reasons known only to herself and the Ouija board she freq... more »uently consults, feels her life is in imminent danger. Hence the Tibbetts' weekend visit to "Foxes Trot" where, on Lady Balaclava's birthday, Henry watches her receive presents from her three daughters - a large cake especially baked in Switzerland, a case of French champagne, and a handsome bouquet of roses. Seconds later, before his amazed eyes, Lady Balaclava gasps, clutches her throat and collapses , dead of an apparent heart attack.
Here, with her usual deft touch, Patricia Moyes offers her best puzzle yet, an amazing and amusing intrigue that will surely captivate all Henry Tibbett fans.« less