Book Four in the Dido Kent Mystery Series
Miss Letitia Verney - heiress to £20,000 - has disappeared. She went out walking with a young man and has not been seen since. Her friends at the ancient manor house of Charcombe are shocked. And their consternation increases when the young man declares that he escorted Miss Verney safely back to the house - that he actually saw her walk in through the front door; because her friends were all gathered upon the other side of that door, and they are all sure that she did not come through it.
'Young ladies cannot simply vanish,' declares Miss Dido Kent, 'If a lady disappears from one side of a door she must appear on the other.' And she sets about finding a rational explanation. For Dido - who is visiting Charcombe Manor in the role of companion to her wealthy, ill-tempered Aunt Manners - is particularly in need of a diversion just now.