Book #4 in what is sometimes considered the Inspector Marshall series.
"Not every man is given the thrill of reading his own obituary notice". That is what Captain Bernard Newman tells us when a body identified as Newman is found in the southeast of Spain. Newman feels obliged to investigate which will get him deeply involved in the Spanish Civil War, not to mention forcing him to marry Mitza, a fearless young gypsy girl.
Marshall again plays a major role in helping Newman solve his own "murder".