What this book is about: Luke Allan is a born story-teller, and in this novel he describes a locked room, of which the window considered as a means of escape offered little chance to a fugitive. Yet in this room murder was committed and in some manner the murderer contrived to escape. The occupants of the house were a curious collection of people. The owner-a rich man who ran a club for ex-criminals; his beautiful but mysterious sister, a big bruiser named Storey and a cook who obviously knew more than she was willing to tell, are among the chief characters. The unravelling of the threads leading to the murder is cleverly and neatly carried out, and the surprise ending makes a fitting conclusion to a most readable and exciting novel.
Used availability for Luke Allan's Beyond the Locked Door
June 2017 : Paperback