Septimus Finch returns for all his old friends, though he's only presiding in the background of a most intricate interfamilial case seemingly about poor Harriet, out of her head after the loss of a youngster. But she's just one of the three daughters-in-law of a rich man who has taken a third and much hated wile--there will be two more deaths and a missing Frenchman and some missing objets d'art. . . . Not so skittish this time-hard to anticipate, easy to read.