Although used to dealing in character assassination and verbal backstabbing, the literary clique gathered at the house party of Mervyn Blake, famous author and critic, is shocked when their famous host is found dead inhis writing room. The cause of death cannot be determined. Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonanparte, foregoing a vacation to assist the police in the investigation, quickly adapts himself to the world of literary hates and jealousies, a far cry from the bush characters of the inland plains he knows so well.
- From the 1987 Collier edition
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1967. Hardback, very good.
Scribner paperback / Collier Books; Macmillan 1987 3rd printing. Very good.
Scribner paperback / Collier Books; Macmillan 1987 4th printing. Very good.
Bolinda Press paperback 2000. Very good.