First published 1948. This is the first issue by Fontana, published 1961.
Gordon Cloade was killed in an air-raid. Having made no will his vast fortune passed to his wife Rosaleen.
But five other people had been promised a share in that fortune - five people who desperately needed the money. Now it could only become theirs if Rosaleen died,
Five people had a motive for murdering Rosaleen. Death came, but it was not Rosaleen who died.