Miriam Lake found herself in an alarming situation the night she came aboard the luxury yacht Donna Louise for an interview with a "Mrs. Murchison" who was seeking a governess for a backwards child. First, Mrs. Murchison turned out to be a man -- Donald Murchison. Then, Miriam learned that everyone on board believed her to be Murchison's long-lost niece and a victim of schizophrenia, causing her to adopt a strange new personality. By the time Miriam realized it was no honest mistake in identity, and that murder was part of the evil design, the yacht was heading out to sea!
A tense novel in which Rufus King is at his scintilating best!
Here, Stuff Driscoll operates out of the Sheriff's Office in Halcyon, a small fictitious resort town about twenty miles north of Miami Beach. He's one of the new breed of police officers -- well-read, sophisticated, with a wry, biting sense of humor for any situation. Tough and unconventional on duty or off, Driscoll is well known to both the upper and lower crusts of the glittering crowd that comes South in search of sun, sand, and sin.
"Good yarn. Valcour has a hard time getting evidence against a peculiarly successful criminal, though he spots the guilty one at the start." -- Kirkus
"Designedly transparent as mystery, but suspense keeps up to concert pitch all the way." -- The Saturday Review