When James Lessiter returns to Lenton after many years to claim his family estate, his reappearance opens old wounds never healed. Then he is found bludgeoned to death by a fire poker and the suspects are almost too numerous to count. From the jilted girlfriend, to the widow in the guest house, to an angry husband, each one has a long-standing grudge against the selfish scion--but only one has the urge to murder. Thank heavens Miss Silver is in town visiting a friend. The culprit is only a few questions from discovery.