(From the publisher):
The police called it an accident. The dead manís wife insisted it was murder. Either way it was maddeningly mysterious. Captain Harold Jeffries had settled down for a cozy evening with Crime and Punishment when his wife left the house for a bridge party. An hour later he was dead.
What could have induced a man who hated the sea and never went near it to venture out into a stormy night for a walk on the beach?
Conan Flagg is persuaded by Jeffriesís widow to investigate, and he finds that all the clues lead to his own Dickensian bookshop. With passing assistance from Meg, the bookshop cat, Conan baits a trap to catch a rat and finds himself dangerously involved in a crime with implications far beyond this Oregon seaside village.
Original title: Curiosity Didn't Kill the Cat
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Private Detective