City of Gold and Shadows (Felse, Book 12) by Ellis Peters

By Ellis Peters

The traditional Roman urban exuded evil. From the instant she entered the partitions of Aurae Phiala, Chrlotte Rossignol knew her existence was once at risk. yet she coudn't flip again. because the in simple terms surviving inheritor of Dr. Alan Morris, she might by no means relaxation until eventually her lacking relative used to be came across.

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M is alerted by means of Interpol to the iminent arrival of Pietr the Lett, foreign felony. Armed with a close description, he is going to the Gare du Nord to satisfy the teach, and sees Pietr go away for the Majestic resort. yet presently a physique is came upon within the rest room of the auto he had ridden in, of a guy who additionally looks to slot the outline. within the pocket of the lifeless guy is an envelope containing a lock of hair, and the police lab is ready to provide M with the identify and handle of the photographer who took the image that have been for years within the similar envelope. Pietr had lunched with Mr. & Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston on the Majestic, yet shortly afterwards disappears.
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I had her in a class last semester. Her name is Ariel Goldman. " Deborah glanced at me and I nodded encouragingly. " Deborah said. Wilkins tilted his head to one side and held up one hand. "I couldn't say for sure. " Deborah looked at Wilkins, but he didn't have anything to add, so she nodded and said, "Thank you, Dr. Wilkins. " "I hope so," he said, and he turned away to open his door and enter his office. Debs was already looking at the printout from the registrar. "Halpern lives just a mile or so away," she said, and headed toward the doors.

JERRY HALPERN HAD AN APARTMENT LESS THAN TWO miles from the campus, in a two-story building that had probably been very nice forty years ago. He answered the door right away when Deborah knocked, blinking at us as the sunlight hit his face. He was in his mid-thirties and thin without looking fit, and he hadn't shaved for a few days. " he said, in a querulous tone of voice that would have been just right for an eighty-year-old scholar. He cleared his throat and tried again. " Halpern goggled at the badge and seemed to sag a little.

45 of 173 He smiled. "Something like that," he said. "For Christ's sake, Dexter," Deborah said. "OGA just means other government agency. " "Nice to be in at last," I said. " He shrugged. "Technically I'm on convalescent leave," he said. " I asked. He gave me a mechanical smile. "You don't really want to know," he said. " He looked at the fork clamped in his steel hand, turning his arm over to see it move. "Shit," he said. And because I could feel that one of those awkward moments was upon us, I did what I could to move things back onto a sociable footing.

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