A thrilling murder mystery. When the narrator bumps into an old friend of his at Olympia, who has recently remarried, he is invited to dinner at Chislehurst to meet the new wife. When they arrive however, it appears that the lady has gone to visit her mother in Worthing, and due to problems with the motor car, she will not return until the next day.
The two men enjoy a good dinner, with whisky afterward, and the host also takes three aspirin for his cold.The narrator catches the last train back to London. Next morning he is surprised by an early morning visit from the police. His friend has died in the night, and the circumstances seem decidedly fishy... and the more the narrator looks into the matter, the fishier it becomes.