Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Trent's Last Case is a detective novel written by E. C. Bentley and first published in the United Kingdom in 1913, and as The Woman in Black in the United States also in 1913. Its central character is the artist and amateur detective Philip Trent. Despite the title, Trent's Last Case is the first novel in which he appears. He subsequently reappeared in the novel Trent's Own Case (1936) and the short-story collection Trent Intervenes (1938).