The London season has begun. But while debutantes and chaperones plan their luncheons and balls a deadly blackmailer is stalking the highest echelons of society.
Naturally, it falls to charming, aloof Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn – son of Lady Alleyn – to investigate the case. He has already planted his close friend Lord Robert at the scene. But someone else got to him first . . .
Death in a White Tie was first published in 1938 and is perhaps the finest of Marsh’s 1930s novels – elegantly constructed, witty and marvelously entertaining.