All on the same evening a prostitute tries to commit suicide, a man dies and a fortune turns up that could belong to several different people - including the prostitute and the dead man's estranged wife.
Twelve men of substance from the town gather in an inn and each tells the piece of the story that they know so that they can all try to figure out what really happened that night.
This book was fun to read because you got to read the viewpoint of so many different people. This is also what made the book hard to read - keeping track of all of those people and their particular knowledge of the events was difficult on occasion.
However, I do think the way the author went about creating the mystery and solving it was unique and overall I enjoyed the book because of this.
Rating: 8 / 10
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Edition: 1st American Edition