By Georgette Heyer
Who may kill the best gentleman?
When Ernest Fletcher is located bludgeoned to dying in his examine, everyone seems to be surprised and mystified: Ernest was once good loved and revered, so who may have a purpose 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 truly strange case, and Hannasyde realizes he is up opposed to a killer on a mission...
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You didn’t see me an hour ago,’ replied Neville. ’ She sniffed, but merely said: ‘You’d better tell me all about it. ’ said Neville. ’ ‘I’ve always wanted to be in on a real murder,’ remarked Sally thoughtfully. ’ ‘He had his head smashed,’ replied Neville. Helen gave a moan, but her sister nodded with all the air of a connoisseur. ‘A blow from a blunt instrument,’ she said. ’ 27 Y georgette heyer Helen lifted her head. ’ ‘Yes, yes, but not when he was killed! ’ The monocle dropped out of Miss Drew’s eye.
What does any of that matter at a time like this? ’ Sally turned away from Neville. ‘All right, let’s get this thing straight,’ she said. ‘I don’t feel I’ve got all the data. ’ ‘I didn’t. Only he was so attractive, and – and he had a sort of sympathetic understanding. Almost a touch of the feminine, but not quite that, either. I can’t explain. ’ ‘ That must have added excitement to your life,’ said Neville reflectively. ‘Shut up! Go on, Helen! ’ ‘Oh, I don’t know! I suppose from the moment I first got to know him – to know him properly, I mean.
At half-past nine, when I knew you’d had time to get absorbed in your silly book,’ retorted Helen, with a flash of spirit. ’ ‘Abraham,’ said Neville. ‘Well, that settles him, at all events. ’ ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about. I let myself into the garden, and walked up the path to Ernie’s study. Ernie was there, but I soon saw I’d made a mistake to come. ’ ‘ That’s what comes of getting me to become a pukka sahib,’ said Neville. ’ demanded Sally. ‘ Think! ’ ‘I don’t have to think: I know,’ said Helen.