Betty Shapley was a local beauty, for whose charms three young men fell heavily. But her coquetry would lead to death for one of her admirers, Herbert Pollitt; a fugitive's life for another, Vincent Grey; and becoming a murder-case witness for the third, Tom Clayton. Inspector Morgan and Sergeant Claythorne investigate the death, and suspect Vincent Grey. So Betty, former pupil of Roseway College for Young Ladies, asks Miss Maria Black - 'Black Maria', the headmistress detective - to prove Grey's innocence.
Used availability for John Russell Fearn's Thy Arm Alone
September 2007 : UK Paperback