A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer

By Georgette Heyer

Who may kill the precise gentleman?

When Ernest Fletcher is located bludgeoned to demise in his examine, everyone seems to be surprised and mystified: Ernest was once good loved and revered, so who could have a reason for killing him?

Superintendent Hannasyde, with consummate ability, uncovers one soiled little mystery after one other, and with them, a number of individuals who all have purposes for in need of Fletcher useless. Then, a moment homicide is devoted, giving a gruesome twist to a really strange case, and Hannasyde realizes he is up opposed to a killer on a mission...

"Ranks along such incomparable whodunnit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey, and Allingham."--San Francisco Chronicle

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All I’ve got is the jitters,’ said Neville. He strolled over to her, and to her surprise went down on his knee. ’ His hand clasped her ankle. ’ He pulled it up and studied her silver kid shoe. ‘O my prophetic soul! Now we are in a mess, aren’t we? ’ He let her go, and stood up. Swift alarm dilated her eyes. She glanced down at her shoes, and twitched the folds of her frock over them. ’ ‘Can it, precious. ’ she asked quickly. ‘Intuition. You might have left it to me. What was the use of dragging me into it if you were going to muscle in?

Yes, I saw him,’ murmured Neville. He was by the window, a hand on the curtain. Helen moved quickly to detain him. ‘You thought you saw him! ’ Neville said gently. ’ 41 Y Three Y W ell, it doesn’t look such a whale of a case to me,’ said Sergeant Hemingway, handing the sheaf of typescript back to his superior. ’ ‘ True,’ agreed Hannasyde. ’ ‘ That’s right, Superintendent,’ nodded Inspector True. ‘ That’s what I said myself. What about them foot­prints? ’ ‘Housemaid, saying good-night to her young man,’ said the experienced Hemingway.

Yes, I had just worked in a Montenegrin patriot with a knife. ’ ‘ Take my advice, and don’t try to fool the Press. ’ Neville said. ‘Really, it’s a lovely story, and I’ve taken pains with it. I don’t usually, but old Lawrence seems to think I ought to try to become more earnest. Did you want me for anything in particular? Because if not I’m in the middle of telling your Sergeant about an experience which befell me in Skopje. It isn’t exactly a polite story, but I find he has a lovely dirty mind.

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