Playwright Kimball Webb is due to be married to the beautiful heiress Elsie Powell. One morning Kimball fails to appear, and when his family go to investigate they find his door locked but his room empty. Kimball has vanished without trace. With the help of Detective Coley Coe, Kimball?s fiancé Elsie is determined to track him down. An intriguing thriller from popular mystery author Carolyn Wells. Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) was a prolific American novelist and poet, best known for her children?s literature, mystery novels and humorous verse. Following school in New Jersey, Wells worked as a librarian, where she developed her love of reading. It was during 1896 that Wells' first book ?At the Sign of the Sphinx? was published. From 1900 she dedicated herself to her literary career, writing over 170 novels in total across a range of genres. Some of her most loved works include the ?Patty Fairfield? and ?Marjorie Maynard? series for girls, as well as the ?Fleming Stone? mystery series for adults. Wells is also well-known for her humorous nonsense verse, and was a frequent contributor of verse to magazines. She published an autobiography ?The Rest of my Life? in 1937. Wells died in New York City in 1942.