Puzzle in Purple. A Connie Blair Mystery (Connie Blair #3). Betsy Allen. Grosset & Dunlap, 1948. First edition. Original dust jacket.
“Do you ever think of people in terms of color?” Connie asked her hostess suddenly. ”I mean—certain colors just fit certain people, the way lavender fits you.” — page 75, The Puzzle in Purple.
When Connie goes to art school she enters an exciting new world in which glamour and mystery mingle. She expects to meet unusual and colorful personalities, and she is not disappointed. But she hasn’t bargained for a skeleton named Adam who turns up in a purple cloak at the midwinter fancy dress ball and leaves his signature scrawled across the ceiling!