From out of the night and the darkness came a speeding car to strike down a man. To the district attorney it was only a matter of waiting until after the funeral to arrest lovely Deirdre Charteris for her husband's murder. But Howard Rook, the burly, ursine, chivalrous, argumentative newspaperman, true-crime writer and occasional defense investigator, made up his mind to see to it that the lady wouldn't spend even one night in jail.
Or so it says here.
... to do with chess Index