Unexpected Night by Agatha Christie's favorite mystery writer, Edgar Award-winner Elizabeth Daly
"Elizabeth Daly rose like a star on the mystery fans' horizon with Unexpected Night."—The New York Times
"Spooky from start, with extra shivery climax at [a] theatrical performance where death plays leading role."—The Saturday Review of Literature
Amberly Cowden was staying at a Maine golf resort just as he attained the age of majority, and with it a one million dollar inheritance. "He is imagined to have celebrated his coming of age by going out and falling off a cliff. Poor old Amby." "Poor old Amby," indeed, but it is fine news and better timing for his relatives. Had he died before reaching the age of 21, every cent of the money would have gone to "some French connections" utterly alien to Amberly's American relations.
As luck would have it, the extra-keen sleuth Henry Gamadge is at the resort for a bit of R&R. Never one to ignore a suspicious turn of events, Gamadge vows to get to the bottom of young Amberly's death, no matter what the cost.
Elizabeth Daly was the author of sixteen novels in the Henry Gamadge series set in New York of the 1940s. She was awarded an Edgar for her body of work, and is said to have been Agatha Christie’s favorite writer.