It has been six years since Rowena Talcott walked out of her San Francisco house and vanished into thin air. Then the scent of jasmine, a voice humming a song, and a shadowy figure in a dark hallway seem to indicate that her ghost is walking. Is it Rowena, herself, come back? Or is someone in the household trying to frighten Christopher Talcott’s fiancée, Anice?
One man who might have the answer is killed before Chris can reach him, and Michael and Valerie Dundas, amateur sleuths, find themselves in a mystery that grows ever deeper and more dangerous. Together with their friend, Inspector Prevost, they investigate the riddle of the private detective with the dubious reputation, the curiously unprofessional burglary, and the conflicting motives of a handful of suspects who are so few in number that the murderer should be obvious. But, instead, the suspense mounts and more murder follows, as each false clue only makes the solution of Rowena’s strange secret more difficult. And it is not until Michael Dundas realizes the full meaning of the shroud he himself designed that he is able to set a trap for a clever and surprising killer.
A Shroud for Rowena was putlished in 1947.
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