Sir Basil Riordan is mysterious, frightening, and an immensely wealthy man. But is he also a killer? As head of England’s elite secret service, “Z” Department, Gordon Craigie has to find out.
It wasn’t an easy investigation. Too many important people were involved. A member of an exclusive London Club has been poisoned. Could Riordan or his son, Marcus, be involved?
Craigie assigns his best agent, Devenish, to find the truth. But what Devenish finds is no clear-cut case of homicide. He uncovers a mad masquerade of murder, larceny, and deceit of the highest order.
Before long, it looks like he and Craigie are in over their heads.
First Came a Murder (1934) is the third in John Creasey‘s Department Z series.