False leads abound as retail king, mistress meet grisly end
AS IF to prove there is nothing new under the sun, this murder mystery from 1930 picks up on the idea of shops using lightweight gyrocopters for speedy deliveries.
But this early version of storeto-door fails to take off when the bodies of the innovator and his mistress are displayed in a shop window of his own emporium.
Inspector Devenish is hard put to distinguish between genuine leads and those planted to set him on a false trail. He soon discovers the would-be retail king was a financial charlatan ready to skip the country. But which of his associates was aware of his villainy, and administered rough justice?