Mrs Huntingdon-Winstanley, eccentric, rich and vain sends fat detective John Samson to France, where her young husband and his chauffer-valet make frequent visits. To Samson it seemed a trivial matter of a jealous wife, but he is soon to discover layers of deception as thick as the cosmetics on his client's face. Vanity, avarice and lust, are all here in this elegant, subtle mystery.
Used availability for Miles Tripp's The Cords of Vanity
July 1991 : UK Hardback
April 1990 : USA Hardback
June 1989 : UK Hardback