By Georgette Heyer
Who could kill the correct gentleman?
When Ernest Fletcher is located bludgeoned to dying in his examine, everyone seems to be stunned and mystified: Ernest was once good cherished and revered, so who might have a reason for killing him?
Superintendent Hannasyde, with consummate ability, uncovers one soiled little mystery after one other, and with them, a bunch of individuals who all have purposes for short of Fletcher lifeless. Then, a moment homicide is devoted, giving a gruesome twist to a really strange case, and Hannasyde realizes he is up opposed to a killer on a mission...
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The heir,’ answered Hannasyde. ’ ‘Oh! well, I don’t grudge it him. ’ ‘You shouldn’t go by appearances, Sergeant,’ said Hannasyde, a twinkle in his eye. ‘ That weary young man holds the record for the high jump. ’ ‘You don’t say! Well, I wouldn’t have thought it, that’s all. And he’s the heir? What did I tell you? ’ ‘I’ll remember it if I draw a blank on that unknown visitor,’ promised Hannasyde. ’ The Sergeant came to the desk, and looked over Hannasyde’s shoulder at three slips of paper, all signed by Helen North.
Yes. You see, my brother was such a charming man. ’ ‘So I understand, Miss Fletcher. Yet it seems that he had one enemy at least. ’ 53 Y georgette heyer ‘Oh, no, no! I can’t think of anyone. ’ She looked up anxiously, but Hannasyde said nothing. ‘ That was one of the things I came to talk to you about,’ she ventured. ’ ‘You may be perfectly frank with me, Miss Fletcher,’ he said encouragingly. She fixed her eyes upon a point beyond his shoulder. ’ Hannasyde nodded. ‘I never inquired into them, and of course he never spoke of them to me, but naturally I knew.
An idea occurred to her. ’ She started up. ’ ‘ To get some cigarettes. ’ ‘Oh, don’t be a fool! ’ ‘Oh no! No, really I haven’t,’ Neville replied, with his apologetic smile. ’ exclaimed Sally, her thunderous frown vanishing. ’ ‘Atavism,’ he explained. ’ Helen asked, a note of admiration in her voice. He looked alarmed. ‘Please don’t get misled! ’ 38 Y A Blunt Instrument ‘It must have been. I can’t think how you did it! ’ ‘No nerve. ’ ‘Well, I think it was fairly sporting of you,’ said Sally. ’ ‘Don’t strain yourself,’ Neville recommended.