Trent's Last Case
by E. C. Bentley
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2001
The author tells the story of thoroughly unpleasant American millionaire Sigsbee Manderson, who is shot. Painter and journalist Philip Trent is asked to cover the story, and the challenge to solve the murder is too much to resist.
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