Summoned to see a mysterious new patient, Dr. Ann Fowler is astonished to find it is Francia Forde, the glamorous film star who stole her fiancÚ ten years ago. But why is she going about under an assumed name, and what is she doing in Mapleford? At first she appears to be suffering only from acute alcoholism, but when her condition deteriorates dramatically, it soon becomes clear that she has been poisoned - with a bottle of the doctor's own tablets. Placed in an impossible position, Dr. Fowler must decide whether to let her career be ruined - or connive in murder...
Original title: Patient at Peacocks Hall
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper