Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper; so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one alter the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences.
For Jimmy Thesiger in particular, the words 'Seven Dials' were to take on a new and shilling significance... This 'sequel' to The Secret of Chimneys is the second novel to feature Superintendent Battle and 'Bundle'Brent.