The Emperor's Snuff Box Author:John Dickson Carr When beautiful Eve Neill divorced Ned Atwood she thought she had left scandal behind her forever. Seeking oblivion, she settled down at La Bandelette - a French watering-place that catered to only the very stodgiest English families. — There she made the acquaintance of the respectable Lawes family, who lived directly opposite her on the rue des ... more »Anges. And shortly afterwards, her engagement to young Toby Lawes was announced.
But Ned Atwood still had other ideas for Eve. He reappeared in her bedroom, quite late one night. Across the way, old Maurice Lawes sat up in his study. I'll just call out and let him know I'm here," Ned taunted. He ran to the window and flung back the curtain.
But it would have been no use telling Maurice Lawes anything. His head had been battered in several times. And a hand in a brown glove was just now closing the study door...« less