Adams, Herbert: Exit the Skeleton. V1. 22 Feb 2011
Herbert Adams (1874–1958) was an English writer of fifty 'cosy' mystery novels, mostly featuring the detective Roger Bennion, which were often set in or around golfing competitions. He also wrote short stories, humorous verse and two other mystery novels under the pseudonym Jonathan Gray.
'As you may be aware, the play Lucky in Love, produced by Mr. Greg Dobson, has been a failure. You will remember you guaranteed the production up to a sum of two thousand pounds.
'We regret to have to inform you that the total losses are nearly three times that amount. At the moment we are unaware of Mr. Dobson's precise whereabouts. If you can give us his present address we shall be glad. In the mean time perhaps you will let us have the amount of your guarantee.