Being impartial was an eminent quality of the furtive Inspector Jones. He would remain noiseless in his pursuit of clues, and “listen to the scene” as he put it. In this particular case, dust of strewn glitter around the body was significant. Mr. Astaire had been murdered by his lover, a former jewel of society. The unnatural pose of the corpse gave the inspector his answer. He had been danced to death by his lover, Miss Charise.