An extravagantly iced cake, two dozen dark red roses and a case of vintage champagne, all gifts to celebrate Lady Balaclava's seventieth birthday. Strange that she should feel it necessary to invite Chief Superintendent Tibbett to join the party as her bodyguard. Henry's scepticism turns to horror when Lady Balaclava drops dead in his arms, apparently poisoned. Who Saw Her Die? was nominated for an Edgar award on its publication in 1971. Irish-born Patricia Moyes (1923-2000) was Peter Ustinov's assistant for 8 years before embarking on a highly successful career as a crime novelist.