Hung at Christmas!
That’s Archie Flowerdew’s fate unless Colin Crampton can prove Archie’s not a killer
An artist who faces the hangman’s scaffold
The niece who believes in his innocence
A reporter’s race against time to save him
Comic postcard artist Archie Flowerdew is set to hang for the murder of rival Percy Despart. And on Christmas Eve, too. Archie’s niece Tammy believes he is innocent. She persuades crime reporter Colin Crampton to take up the case.
But the more Colin uncovers, the more it looks like Archie is guilty. With only days before the hangman tightens the noose around Archie’s neck Colin grills other suspects. But in his toughest test, he must unravel the clues hidden in a famous Christmas song to save Archie’s life.
“Kept me up at night just wanting to see what happens next”
“A mystery that is a great romp… a lot of fun”