If English country-village mysteries are your "cup of tea," you'll probably love this book.
(From back cover) The corpse was male. No one claimed him. Nobody wanted him - lease of all, Police Inspector Charmain Daniels. But why did he have her name and telephone number on a card in his pocket?
Several large-scale robberies of furs and jewels and amysterious, garishly made-up woman lurking about town add to the bizarre caseload. Charmain is convinced the crime wave is somehow connected - but how? Then a chance visit to a local beauty salon puts her on the trail of a diabolical gang of criminals - and leaves no doubt that even the prettiest face can mask a heart that is ruthless and just as cold as steel.
"Jennie Melville rises far above most toilers in the romantic suspense genre. She holds readers with an adroit plot, human characters, sustained atmosphere and her sly but savage wit." - Publishers Weekly
About now-widowed English police Inspector Charmian Daniels. This time a gang of woman thieves - would you believe - are out to steal from and shut down the whole town. Interesting!!!
When a mysterious woman arrives in Deerham Hills, it appears as if trouble always follows in her wake. An unknown dead man turns up, then a robbery takes place.
Woman Police Inspector Charmian Daniels wonders whether the stranger is a catalyst or just a symptom of it. During the dangerous investigation, she finds herself caught in a web of feminine loyalties and learns that although some women may have pretty faces, they can also be slippery, devious, and even brutal.