While the Ellison girls were out paying calls and drinking tea like the proper Victorian ladies their papa wanted them to be, a maid in their own household was strangled to death. Other women had met similar fates.
Then quiet, young Inspector Pitt visited the staid Ellison home, and suddenly facades began to crumble until no one was above suspicion. His visits caused the Ellison household considerable panic.
But it was not panic beating in the heart of pretty Charlotte Ellison. And something more than brutal murder was on Inspector Pitt's mind. Still, there could be no romance -- especially between a society girl and so unsuitable a suitor -- until the killer was caught...
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