By James Anderson
The Earl of Burford hosts one other just a little batty, completely baffling condo party....
George Henry Alwyn Saunders, twelfth in his line, has taken a posh to movies. he is approximately killed with satisfaction whilst a film magnate desires Alderly, the Burfords' seventeenth century state property, for the set of a brand new Rex Ransom epic. The bronzed, good-looking megastar has lengthy extremely joyful the crazy lord with wonderful deeds at the silver screen.
Less than extremely joyful is the Countess, who is unexpectedly taking part in hostess to a Hollywood crowd and a transforming into visitor checklist that features a long-lost cousin and a shady moment wife, suitors for the Burford's willful daughter girl Geraldine, an eccentric screenwriter protesting the pirating of his paintings, a sultry, sparky femme fatale, a certified blackmailer....
Oh convinced, roles from James L. Anderson's first zany whodunit, The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg comfortable, are reprised by means of Merryweather, ther imperturbable relations butler, and the perspicacious Ins. Wilkins of the Westshire constabulary. And what does a mutilated mink coat need to do with anything?....
Nothing can best the merrily murderous Thirties condominium celebration for a puzzler!
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No, no - Arlington Gilbert. Backwards. ' 'Er, I'm afraid I don't—' 'Feller who sings with the MacDonald gal. Always think he ought to be called Eddy Nelson. Well, toodle-oo, my dear chap. ' Chapter Three The telephone rang at Alderley. The Countess, who happened to be near, answered it. ' 'Oh, Lavinia. ' 'Your cousin. ' 'Good gracious! Cecily! It must be twenty-five years. I can hardly believe it. ' 'I thought you were still in Australia. ' 'Just a few days. ' 'We? ' 'Thriving. Lavinia. ' 'That would be very nice.
Why did you do it, Gerry? ' 'Want to bet? ' Hugh gave a snort. ' 'I did. ' 'But why? Why now - with Carter and all those other people? ' 'What? ' 'There's not only him. ' 'A writer. ' 'Never heard of him. ' Gerry didn't answer. 'Geraldine, this just won't do. You're up to something. ' 'I don't admit there is one. ' 'Ah! Now we come to the true reason you don't want to stay. ' 'Of course I'm jealous! ' 'I hate a lot of the trappings you surround yourself with — the privileges of rank and unearned wealth.
Lord Burford cleared his throat. ' There was another silence. ' 'Really? ' Sebastian peered out through the window, as though expecting to see them dotted about the lawn. 'Oh, not personally, of course. At the home farm. Have a good man running it. Must admit I find 'em rather irritatin' creatures. ' 'Always getting lost in the snow or caught in hedges, lambing at the most inconvenient time of the year. ' 'Really? You surprise me. ' 'No, never found it necessary. Partial - partial to the odd chop, don't you know.
Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson