The Blurb for At Death’s Door and the Contents

From the front flap of the dust jacket of the first (and only) edition of At Death’s Door by Leo Bruce, published by Hamish Hamilton (London, 1955):
Leo Bruce has put Sergeant Beef out to grass and introduces us to a new more sophisticated detective, Carolus Deene, with an odious schoolboy assistant, Rupert Priggley.  Deene is an elegant schoolmaster, rather in the Peter Wimsey tradition, rich enough to run a Bentley and an acknowledged and published authority on historical crime.
Leo Bruce’s characterisation is as good as ever, and his dialogue needs to be savoured, for its horrible and perpetually amusing veracity.  Though there are, as usual, satire and comedy, they do not spoil the truly baffling mystery.  The denouement will surprise both the hardened mystery addict and the wildest guesser.

I   The Day before the Murder
II  The Shop Door Was Not Locked
III  A Working Hypothesis
IV  Carolus Is Busy
V  Visit to Mr. and Mrs. Polling
VI  Visit to Marcia and Jane
VII  Visit to Mr. and Mrs. Baker
VIII  A Visit from the Police
IX   Behind the Shop
X  The Life of Emily Purvice
XI  Bugs Fitchley
XII  Carolus Tries a Pin-Table
XIII  Some Facts Exchanged
XIV  Mr. Colbeck
XV  Pear Tree Farm
XVI  Marcia Confesses
XVII  Mrs. Polling Breaks Down
XVIII  Jimmy Owns Up
XIX  Dick Purvice Found
XX  End of Term
XXI  Connie Slapper
XXII  Afternoon Watch
XXIII  Disaster in the Sun
XXIV  Newminster Hears
XXV  Another Attempt
XXVI  All Concerned
XXVII  Carolus Explains
XXVIII  A Fatal Woman
XXIX  Late Night Final