By Robert Terrall
Whilst Ben Gates took the task guarding the offers at a ritzy upper-class marriage ceremony, he inspiration it'd be an easy project: stand round, glance tricky, and ensure not one of the bridesmaids stroll off with the jewelry.
yet that used to be prior to a person slipped drowsing capsules into Ben’s espresso and a weird and wonderful theft try out left humans useless. Now Ben’s popularity is at the line – and if he doesn’t determine which of 3 attractive girls is hiding a murderous mystery, his existence can be as well…
First released 1960
"Ben Gates proves himself an improved than ordinary inner most eye… the telling is crisp and good paced."
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