(From the publisher):
Chief Inspector "Handsome" West has arrested James Liddell on a charge of murder. The case seems cut and dried, but West has his doubts. Then into London flies Francesca, Liddell's daughter, a beautiful frightened girl, hiding a guilty secret...
As West threads his way through the puzzle, seeking both motive and murderer, he faces a situation as ugly as any in the annals of crime.
Original title: Puzzle for Inspector West
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural