Anthony Cade (or GENTLEMAN JOE) is not a man who stays too much in a place or on a job. So when his friend asks him deliver the memories of a former prime-minister of a small country he accepts. However things don't go that smoothly. First in visited by a polite baron, a violent member of a known criminal organisation and then is attracted by his Italian waiter. And of course all they want is the manuscript.
His second mission is to give a young lady some compromising letters, but when he arrives at her house, she asks him to help her dispose of a body (of the Italian waiter). The only thing that the man had was a piece of paper with "11.45 Chimneys" written. When he arrives at the Chimneys house at that time a pistol is heard and Anthony finds himself suspected of murdering a prince. Superintendent Battle doesn't suspect him because he can't find a motive (but Anthony did have a motive).
Thing are getting more complicated once a French detective arrives and seriously suspects him. All Anthony can do is find the real murderer (but King Victor might be anyone of the guests in the Chimneys)
This report prepared by Claudia