Introducing Slim Callaghan, London private eye. Slim is down on his luck when a raven-haired beauty turns up in his office late one night with a story about her rich stepfather, Augustus Meraulton, and his four ne'er-do-well nephews, whom he is threatening to cut out of his will. Days earlier he told them he would write a new will giving everything to Cynthis. She is afraid one of her half-cousins will bump off the old man and try to frame her for the crime. Her story unravels within the hour, when Augustus' body turns up.... Slim must mobilize all his contacts in the cocaine-fueled underworld of the East End in a puzzler with dazzling twists and turns. all the while outfoxing Scotland Yard. First published in 1938; made into a film, "Meet Mr. Callaghan" (1954).