In 1912, in the industrial north of England, the family of a prosperous factory owner are celebrating the daughter’s engagement. Their festivities are interrupted by the arrival of a police inspector, who reports the suicide death of a young woman in a local infirmary.
Are the family members correct in assuming that this tragedy has nothing to do with them? Under the inspector’s probing, a remarkable story unfolds. But is the police inspector really a police inspector?
This classic play by J.B. Priestley presents a window on society, within the framework of an intriguing mystery.