My verdict: Several undercurrents swirl about the villa and red herrings abound. Was the young woman using her skill as a faux medium to hoodwick her employer and if so, why? How was a vital witness killed in a cab which did not stop in its journey between station and hotel? What can be deduced from a pair of cushions? The identity of the murderer is well concealed. There are clews for readers to spot as they go along, but I missed most of them!