By Michael Innes
Each English mansion has a locked room, and Grinton corridor is not any exception. The library has hidden doorways and passages—and a corpse. but if the corpse is going lacking, Sir John Appleby and Charles Honeybath have a fair extra puzzling case on their fingers. simply how did it disappear whilst the doorways and home windows have been securely locked? A bevy of valuable houseguests provide unending suggestions, however the detectives suspect that they're concealing important details. may perhaps the treasures at the library cabinets be so useful that somebody may homicide for them?
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They had spoken to each other brieﬂy in the kitchen, when Cat had come through to help. “He seems very nice,” Isabel had said. It was a trite word—nice—but it would have to do in the circumstances. And what else could she have said? She had yet to talk to Patrick and get to know him; nice was about as far as she could go at present. “We get on very well,” said Cat quietly. ” “He’s very good-looking,” said Isabel, smiling. Cat, carefully placing canapés on a plate, looked at Isabel sharply. “Well, he is,” said Isabel defensively.
Well maintained. And the wiring’s new. ” Isabel smiled at him. ” They went out onto the street, closing the heavy, bluepainted communal door behind them. A young couple walked past them, going in the direction of Royal Circus, the woman’s midriff was exposed, the mottled white ﬂesh shaking as she moved, and the man’s jeans were fashionably torn, affording a view from the rear of dark-blue undershorts. Display of the body, thought Isabel; changing conceptions of the private. It was no longer socially impermissible for men to show their undershorts, and perhaps that was not unreasonable.
Grace did not like visitors to be sprung upon her; she wanted to know exactly who was arriving, why they were coming, and when they would leave. After this had been sorted out, then the details could be addressed: which room they would stay in, what meals would be required, and so on. “You mentioned guests,” said Grace as she slipped out of her blue macintosh and hung it on the peg behind the kitchen door. ” Isabel, rising from the kitchen table where she had been attempting the ﬁrst few clues of the Scotsman crossword, put down her pencil.
Appleby And Honeybath (Sir John Appleby, Book 34; Charles Honeybath, Book 4) by Michael Innes