By Georgette Heyer
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One inheritor after one other turns up dead?
Silas Kane's 60th birthday celebration is marred via argument and dissension among his kinfolk, after which the subsequent morning, Kane is located useless. The coroner's verdict of demise bymisadventure would appear to substantiate that Silas unintentionally misplaced his method within the fog. yet then his inheritor is shot, and threats are made opposed to the subsequent in line to inherit his fortune.The redoubtable Superintendent Hannasyde is termed in to enquire. All clues element to an it seems that risk free eighty-year-old lady, yet because the Inspector delves additional into the case, he discovers that not anything is kind of because it seems?
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Not at all," said Miss Allison politely. "And please call me Rosemary. You don't know how I hate that ghastly 'Mrs. ' There's only one thing worse, and that's 'Mrs. '" She threw away her half-smoked cigarette and added with a slight smile: "I suppose I sound a perfect brute to you? I am, of course. I know that. You mustn't think I don't see my own faults. I know I'm selfish, capricious, extravagant and fatally discontented. " "Well, in that case you'd far better stick to your husband," said Miss Allison sensibly.
I've no patience with it. " "I expect he's hardened to all weathers by this time," said Patricia consolingly. "That remains to be seen. He's as pigheaded as his father was. Never knew a Kane who wasn't. " Ogle relieved her of her empty glass and went out with it. Emily said: "I've had a very dull evening. Don't you start being discreet with me, young woman! That hussy's working up for mischief, or I don't know the signs. " "Well, as far as I can gather, she wants more money. " Mrs. Kane stared for a moment and then gave a cackle of laughter.
Miss Allison had a fleeting suspicion that the beautiful Mrs. Clement Kane was seeing herself in a tragic role and banished it nobly. " said Miss Allison to herself. On the opposite side of the table Betty Pemble was chattering to Jim Kane, from time to time appealing to Clive to corroborate her statements. There was no trace of her mother's majesty in Betty. She had enjoyed a certain measure of success as a girl through a natural ingenuousness which was pretty in a debutante but slightly tedious in a woman of thirty-five.
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