Willard Huntington Wright a.k.a. S. S. Van Dine (Oct 15, 1888 – Apr 11, 1939) was an American writer, art critic and a big figure in New-York Avant-grade community. During his life he wrote a number of novels and short stories, but his most famous creation - a series of stories about the genius detective and aesthete - Philo Vance. Adventures of this detective were published in newspapers and magazines and were adapted into a movie and a radio play. This story tells us about the chain of murders committed in the elite part of the city of New York. The first deceased - Mr. Joseph Cochrane Robin, who was found pierced by an arrow, accompanied by a note signed by "Bishop", a line from a children's book, "Who Killed Cock Robin". The murder was committed in the house of the old physicist, who was in the company of a young and pretty girl with own shooting range. Mr. Markham - the district attorney, said the circumstances of the murder of a very unusual and asks his friend the psychologist - Philo Vance to help him in this difficult case.