The writing on the wall
de Herbert ADAMS
"Sir James Norland, wealthy newspaper magnate, had summoned his newspaper editors to a week-end conference at his country house, The Brambles. Alcott, Balmain, Steel, Wethermen, Chappell - pressmen all, and hardboiled if men ever were. Tragedies and crises were their daily fare. Yet not one of them had ever actually come into perosnal contact with the horrors they recorded so frequently and with such an eye for effective detail, until that tense moment when a ghong beating wildly through the house awoke them to the awful awareness of a murder in the night."