The lights are dim and a silent figure, in a diaphanous white gown, sneaks toward the safe where the famous diamond, The Seven Stars, is kept. Softly the safe door opens, the diamond is removed, and the figure slips away, leaving only a red rosebud behind. Betty Connolly appears to be a Bright Young Thing interested only in the debutante world of 1930s London, but she has a secret life. In the guise of the mysterious crook, The Red Rose, she strikes fear into the cold hearts of eight financiers who ruined her Lancashire town. The book contains eight newly discovered stories by the creator of the classic sleuth Albert Campion.