Moments after a high tea is interrupted by a fire in the
servantsâ€™ hall, art collector Daniel McCourt is found
sprawled on the floor of his study under a bundle of
mistletoe, his throat slit by the bloody sword lying next to
his body. Could the killer be a disgruntled lover, sending a
message by murdering McCourt under the mistletoe? Could it
be one of his fellow collectors, pointedly using one of
McCourtâ€™s own acquisitions to kill him?
Inspector Witherspoon is determined to solve the
caseâ€”preferably before Christmas Eveâ€”but of course he will
need some assistance from the always sharp-witted Mrs.
Jeffries, who has her own theories on why McCourt had to die
by the swordâ€¦