A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer

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...

"Ranks along such incomparable whodunnit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey, and Allingham."--San Francisco Chronicle

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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.

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