By James Anderson
The Earl of Burford hosts one other a bit of batty, completely baffling condominium party....
George Henry Alwyn Saunders, twelfth in his line, has taken a posh to motion pictures. he is approximately killed with pride 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 big name has lengthy overjoyed the crazy lord with incredible deeds at the silver screen.
Less than delighted is the Countess, who is by surprise taking part in hostess to a Hollywood crowd and a growing to be visitor record 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 definite, roles from James L. Anderson's first zany whodunit, The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg comfortable, are reprised by way of Merryweather, ther imperturbable family members butler, and the perspicacious Ins. Wilkins of the Westshire constabulary. And what does a mutilated mink coat need to do with anything?....
Nothing can most sensible the merrily murderous Thirties residence social gathering for a puzzler!
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He made some tea, cut and ate a couple of thick slices of bread and jam, shoved some clothes and a few necessities into an old army kit-bag, and wrapped his only decent lounge suit in brown paper. Like it or lump it, they'd have to put up with one of their guests not wearing formal dress in the evenings. Next he filled a Thermos flask with tea, dressed in two pairs of socks, thick corduroy trousers, three sweaters and his old, moth-eaten fur-lined flying jacket, and went down to the lock-up garage he rented.
Just this: I always feel happy with Paul. Relaxed. We get on fine. We can talk about anything. ' 'But perhaps I get on a bit too well with him. ' 'In spite of that. ' 'Mm. He fascinates me. But he frightens me rather, too. I'm always sort of on the edge of my seat, wondering what he'll say or do next. And he's thoroughly beastly to me sometimes. But he does make me think - about the only person I know who does. ' 'Sounds thoroughly uncomfortable. ' 'Shouldn't think so; he lives pretty frugally.
Lord Burford poured and handed Sebastian a glass. ' They drank. There was a pause. 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?