First rate whodunit, with enough of romance to give it a Mary Roberts Rinehart appeal. The death of a stranger, followed by the murder of a lodging house keeper of unsavory reputation brings each member of the house under suspicion. Young woman Dacre with a nose for news suffers successive attacks. Plenty of red herrings. A bit of unfairness in conclusion, but that is forgiven for the well-sustained suspense of the telling. This is a newcomer in the field -- a good 'un.