With her trademark skill at telling a story rich with ominous portents and foreboding, Rinehart recounts a dark tale of a crooked politician's disappearance and subsequent murder, into which John Knox, a bachelor attorney, is drawn when he falls head over heels in love with the politician's engaged daughter. Clues, like suspects, are everywhere - from missing pearls to switched cases and strange notes scribbled with the numbers "11-22" - but none seems to fit together to fully explain the murder. Nor do they provide answers when the dead man's sister-in-law disappears and his death is followed by a slew of others. Are the events connected in any way? Only after a bumbling investigation full of wrong turns and oversights does John find the answer to both the mystery and his courtship of the politician's daughter, beginning when he looks into the window at the sight of the murder, the political club the White Cat. This absorbing page turner is a must read for all fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers!