The Clock Strikes Twelve  - Patricia Wentworth

Starting this one for the #1944 club.

 

Also, can anyone tell me what this expression means? I have seen it several times, and haven't been able to decipher it:

 

"Golly—isn’t this an awful room for me—my hair and all this crimson! Pity I didn’t go the whole hog and sport the emerald trouserings. One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.”