Playboy Geoffrey Williams is dead. But it's
not a search for the killer that brings Archy McNally
to the case. Geoffrey's lovely wife Melva readily admits to a crime of passion: after finding Geoff in a precarious position with an attractive young lady, she pulled the trigger on husband number two. It sounds like an open-and-shut case for McNally and Son's Department of Discreet Inquiries, and all Melva asks is that Archy shield her daughter Veronica from the press and paparazzi.
Gallant Archy takes the case and escorts grown-up,
gorgeous Veronica home to the McNally mansion.
Rumours fly, and some of them may even be true.
But Veronica is no damsel in distress, and she's certainly not sorry her stepfather is in his grave. And when her story doesn't match Melva's, which doesn't match Geoff's, Archy realises he does indeed have a dilemma on his hands.
Someone is lying, and the one person who knows the truth - Geoff's perky playmate - got away.