Death and the Joyful Woman (Felse, Book 2) by Ellis Peters

By Ellis Peters

A millionaire is murdered and Inspector Felse, after sifting during the few shreds of facts, eventually arrests Kitty Norris, his teenaged son Dominic's past love. a tender man's infatuation quickly turns into anything way more harmful, although, as Dominic takes on Kitty's cause--in direct competition to his father's research.

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M is alerted by means of Interpol to the iminent arrival of Pietr the Lett, overseas 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 shortly a physique is came across within the bathroom of the automobile he had ridden in, of a guy who additionally appears to be like 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 offer M with the identify and handle of the photographer who took the image that were for years within the related envelope. Pietr had lunched with Mr. & Mrs. Mortimer-Levingston on the Majestic, yet presently afterwards disappears.
M leaves Torrence on the Majestic and heads off to Fécamp, the place he discovers the home of Mme Berthe Swaan. Staking out the home he follows a guy, (Fedor Yurovich) it sounds as if a Russian, to a bar the place he beverages to extra, after which again to Paris, the place he is living at a seedy inn within the Jewish area together with his female friend, Anna Gorskin. Leaving a guy to observe their resort, M follows the Mortimer-Levingstons that night, and is shot within the chest by means of an unknown assailant while he leaves the membership that they had stopped in. really uninjured, M rushes again to the Majestic, the place he discovers that Torrence has been killed, stabbed within the center with a needle. speedy understanding who had performed the killing, M lines the dancer on the membership who'd tipped him off, yet quickly he too is located lifeless.
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A. ). ‘I’ll be back by six,’ he assured her. One last lingering kiss and he put on his mac and dashed through the rain to his car. Liz flopped back on the settee and flicked through the paper again. She barely gave a glance to the item at the bottom of the front page: Hope Dies For Missing News Girl. Denton Police Station didn’t look the model of efficiency Gilmore had been led to expect. The lobby was unattended, the floor wet from a hasty mopping and reeking of disinfectant. Somewhere a phone was ringing and no-one answered it.

Said Compton ‘There’s no bloody reason. ’ ‘We’ve been receiving a spate of complaints about poison pen letters. ” - that sort of thing. ’ ‘Run through the main course of events again,’ said Frost. ’ Mark Compton slipped his hand under Jill’s house-coat and gently stroked her bare back. ‘OK. As you know, we run a business from this place . . ’ interrupted Gilmore. ‘Dirty books,’ said Frost. Compton glowered. ‘We’re fine art dealers,’ he corrected. ‘Mainly rare books and prints, a small proportion of which might be termed erotica, and manuscripts, but not many.

Asked Gilmore. ‘I didn’t see one,’ said the doctor. ‘So why did you say it was suicide? ’ ‘You don’t accidentally take an overdose of sleeping tablets at nine o’clock in the morning with all your clothes on,’ Maltby snapped irritably. ‘All right,’ murmured Frost. ’ He handed the inspector a light blue envelope bearing a first-class stamp which had missed the franking machine and had been hand-cancelled by the postman. The name and address were typewritten. Frost checked that the envelope was empty before passing it over to Gilmore who compared the typing with that on the envelope received that morning by Mrs Compton.

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