- by Patricia Wentworth
- 1942 / 268 pages / audio 7h 58m read by Diana Bishop
- rating – 6
At a a family New Year’s Eve party, James Paradine the patriarch, announces that someone has betrayed the family and that he will wait until midnight for a confession. But the next morning his body is found – he’s dead and likely been murdered by someone who was at the party. There are no less than 10 possible suspects. The family thinks that the police will manipulate a suspect so they hire their own investigator. This book is totally Agatha Christie vein. Fun but somewhat dated.