SHOT TWICE! Brighton antiques dealer Freddie Hollingbourne-Smith is murdered in his workshop - and crime reporter Colin Crampton is first on the scene.
TOO MANY SUSPECTS: Colin discovers plenty had reason to kill Freddie… like thwarted beauty queen Julie Appleyard, his jilted mistress… snooty toff Sir Tunnicliffe Hogg, his persecuted neighbour… devious hard-man Harry Spittlefield, his cheated partner… not to mention fiery and passionate Isabella, his betrayed ex-wife.
CRYPTIC CLUE: Colin must puzzle out the mystery left by a small pile of printers' type - all in capital letters - before he can finger the killer.
THE CLIMAX EXPLODES on the famous train, the Brighton Belle. With Colin's feisty Australian girlfriend Shirley at his side, the laughs are never far from the clues as the pair hunt down the murderer.