Society Scandal! It was a splendid soirée to start the new social season. The creme de la crème were eyeing new frocks, new romances, and most certainly, the shy new bride of Lord Velmond, last season's most hotly coveted bachelor. Mr. Marmaduke Yarnton, ton tattler and scandalmonger, had been invited to provide amusement. But his tongue wagged once too often. By the end of the ball he was found slain in the cloakroom--and all evidence pointed to the newlywed lord. But good friends of the Velmonds will offer to clear their good name. Scholar and adventurer Justin Rutherford will dare danger to find the real criminal. And his pert, devilishly witty niece Anthea will volunteer her own special, talents to find the true villain--as well as her heart's most fervent desire, true love.