The letters forming the name “Sara Hazard” and the word “murdered” were in large caps.” The death of Sara Hazard, a Manhattan socialite, was first deemed an accidental drowning. This patch-work letter claimed otherwise and is sufficiently convincing to bring Inspector McKee on to the case.
"All kinds of amorous accords and discords get in play when love lies a' bleeding in the shape of a much hated, but very beautiful wife and extortionist. Her death, believed to be accidental, is investigated by McKee—and leads him a fine whirl. Those involved—New York's rotogravure highlights, society and politicians alike, play mum...A fast paced story, handled with velvet.”—Kirkus
“Plenty of thrills and tense moments. Verdict: Enjoyable”—Saturday Review of Literature