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. The Dragon Murder Case - is the seventh novel, which tells about the life and work of the great detective Philo Vance. The estate north of Manhattan one of the guests dive into the pool and disappears. His disappearance instantly acquires the myths and tales of mythological dragon that devours unreasonable people. The task is not simple, Vance will have to look into the matter, is shrouded in mystery. All suspects have a tough alibi, but insight and logical thinking help the hero to solve this murder mystery.