First Edition. L. B. dustjacket art. Hubin listed mystery novel whose main character, Ellen Gilchrist, is found in the bibliography 'Mystery Women' by Colleen Barnett. "Percival Soames, the gentleman with a fanciful imagination and a glib tongue, and Ellen Gilchrist, now his wife, whose shrewd and canny ways have endeared her to many readers. The practical Ellen, as fresh and bustling as ever, has a hard time to manage Percival and, in spite of the matrimonial knot which now joins them, there are frequent explosions in the Soames menage". Illustration at rear jacket panel suggests gambling content. Almost Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket.