Another "locked room" mystery solved by the inimitable Dr. Gideon Fell.
After a heavy rain shower, the body of Frank Dorrance was found near the center of a clay tennis court - strangled. Yet there was only one set of footsteps in the soft clay surface - and those footsteps belonged to the victim.
When Brenda stumbled upon the dead body of Frank Dorrance--a man who many people wanted to see dead--her name was at the top of that list. But only one set of footprints led to Frank's body--his own--and there were none leading away from the crime scene until Brenda ran away in fear, leaving the only incriminating evidence: her own footprints.
The corpse of Frank Dorrance is discovered in the center of a tennis court and Dr. Gideon Fell searches for the killer.