In the heart of London, Australian John Ashton has been murdered. It seems clear that the motive was not robbery, and as he apparently had no acquaintances in town, the exposure of the murderer appears hopeless.
About the Author
Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863-1935) was a British journalist and writer. The son of clergyman, Fletcher first studied law before becoming a journalist. He published poetry and works of historical fiction before achieving his greatest success as a writer of mysteries. Many of his works featured Ronald Camberwell, a Sherlock Holmes-esque detective with a penchant for solving cases from minor details.