New PDF release: A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, Book 1)

By Ngaio Marsh

ISBN-10: 1934609951

ISBN-13: 9781934609958

Ngaio Marsh was once one of many queens (she has been referred to as the empress) of England's Golden Age of puzzle fiction. And in precise Golden Age style, her oeuvre opens with, convinced, a country-house occasion among the 2 global wars – servants bustling, gin flowing, the gents in dinner jackets, the women all slink and smolder. much more scrumptious: The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, has invented a brand new and particularly interesting model of that cherished parlor leisure, The homicide Game.

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I looked in the register, you know, after Candida had gone home, and I saw the names — Miss Olivia Benevent — Miss Cara Benevent.

I’ll have good luck as long as I wear it, and I can’t be hurt by wound nor poison. ” I said, “Mercy, Mr. Alan! ” Well, do you know, not a month after that something broke in the car when he was driving it, and it went smash into a wall at the bottom of Hill Lane. And he come out of it without a scratch. “What did I tell you, Mrs. ” he said. “That charm of Miss Cara’s is a mascot all right. I ought to have been killed, and here I am without a scratch. ” Which was vain superstition, but I could see that he meant it.

She passed along the winding passages to her room. As she approached it she heard the sound of weeping. It was a low sound made up of sighing breaths and a faint sobbing. The door of the room stood ajar, and the sound came from there. After a moment of hesitation she widened the gap and looked in. Miss Cara stood by the cold hearth, her fingers wrung together and the tears trickling down her chin. She said, ‘Alan —’ under her breath. And then she must have heard Candida cross the threshold, for she started, turned, and put out her hands.

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