By Josephine Tey
A woman's physique is located at the English seacoast, and twisted in her hair is an editorial screaming homicide. For Inspector Alan supply, the case turns into a nightmare, as too many clues and too many reasons come up.
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The Duchess of Trent, who had arranged a Clay luncheon which was to rehabilitate her as a hostess in the eyes of London, might be gnashing her teeth, but Lydia Keats was openly jubilant. She had prophesied the death, and even for a successful society seer that was a good guess. " fluttered her friends. " On and on. Until Lydia so lost her head with delight that she spent all her days going from one gathering to another so that she might make that delicious entrance all over again, hear them say: "Here's Lydia!
He got to his feet and together and in silence they traversed the beach, climbed the steps at the Gap, and came on the car where Tisdall said he had left it: in the shade of the trees where the track ended. It was a beautiful car, if a little too opulent. A cream-colored two-seater with a space between the seats and the hood for parcels, or, at a pinch, for an extra passenger. From this space, the sergeant, exploring, produced a woman's coat and a pair of the sheepskin boots popular with women at winter race-meetings.
The sergeant nodded to the ambulance men, and they bent to their work with the stretcher. The young man drew in his breath sharply and once more covered his face with his hands. " The man's hands came away from his face abruptly. "Oh, no! Surely not! She had a home. " "It isn't a bungalow," the man automatically corrected. "No. No, I suppose not. But it seems dreadful—the mortuary. " "Davis," the sergeant said to the constable, "you go back with the others and report. —Briars? with Mr. " The two ambulance men crunched their heavy way over the pebbles, followed by Potticary and Bill.
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