By Georgette Heyer
Who may kill the suitable gentleman?
When Ernest Fletcher is located bludgeoned to loss of life in his research, everyone seems to be stunned and mystified: Ernest was once good loved and revered, so who could 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 in need of Fletcher lifeless. Then, a moment homicide is devoted, giving a ugly twist to a really strange case, and Hannasyde realizes he is up opposed to a killer on a mission...
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You didn’t think anything,’ explained Neville kindly. ’ 30 Y A Blunt Instrument ‘ That’s probably true,’ said Sally. ‘You were obviously right under the ether. ’ Her sister coloured, and averted her face. ‘I don’t know. ’ Neville, apparently overcome, sank into a chair, and covered his face with his hands. ’ he moaned. ‘I’m being dragged into this repulsive syrup! Dearest, let us drift apart – me out of your life, before I start mouthing clichés too. ’ ‘I must say,’ remarked Sally, fair-mindedly, ‘ That I rather bar “drifted apart” and “came into my life” myself.
Yes, but he told another of them that he came from Yugoslavia, and was here on very secret business. In fact, he’s in the front garden now, telling three of them a ridiculous story about international intrigue, and my brother at the back of it. And they’re taking it down in their notebooks. Neville’s such a marvellous actor, and of course he speaks Serbian, from having travelled in the Balkans. ’ ‘No, I don’t,’ said Hannasyde. ‘It’s most unwise to play jokes on the gentlemen of the Press. ’ said Miss Fletcher gratefully.
Can it, precious. ’ she asked quickly. ‘Intuition. You might have left it to me. What was the use of dragging me into it if you were going to muscle in? ’ ‘ That’s just it. I didn’t think you’d be any good. ’ ‘Oh, I did, and I am, and I wasn’t any good, but all the same it was damned silly of you not to give me a run for my money. ’ 25 Y georgette heyer ‘No. ’ said Neville. ’ she said impatiently. ‘If that’s acting, it’s good,’ said Neville, looking at her critically. ’ She was frowning. ’ ‘Knocked Ernie on the head.