By Peter Robinson
It was once an ideal summer season. the elements was once surprisingly hot for the dales, and Harry Steadman, who was once getting ready a publication at the quarter, and his spouse, Emma, loved their vacation on the Ramsden mattress and Breakfast.
Ten years later, the thoughts of that peaceable summer season are shattered by means of Harry's brutal homicide. Inspector Banks is again, investigating a case simply as confounding as his first. Who killed the kindly pupil? Penny Cartwright, a stunning lady with a irritating previous? Harry's editor? The shady land developer? Is it attainable that younger Sally Lumb, locked in her lover's palms at the evening of the homicide, might unknowingly carry the foremost to the case?
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He was hot on the trail of Shifter Reeves. The man was nowhere to be found. In a twinkling, the rats had taken to cover. Seaview City was purged of dope peddlers. The evil that had crept though the resort was ended. Hooks Borglund remained a little-known factor. It was evident only that certain gangsters had known him - perhaps followed his orders. Police were watching for him, but not because they had sufficient evidence to make serious trouble for him. They wanted to quiz Hooks Borglund - that was all.
Chief Yates summarized his findings at a meeting of the Public Safety Commission, held in Mayor Cruikshank’s home. The assembled men were gathered about a huge table in a big room adjourning the mayor’s office. All were subdued that night. Helwig, Coates, and Hurley - the three who had wanted a kid-gloved police force - were listeners, not talkers. ” asserted Chief Yates emphatically, as he addressed the group. “Smashed it cold, here in Seaview City. From now on, crooks will figure that this place is unhealthy.
My own men,” replied Morton, in an annoyed voice. “They are detectives, in my hire. ” “Tell ‘em to put up their rods,” ordered the newcomer. ” The speaker waved to his companion. The two approached Herbert Carpenter. As the private detectives reluctantly lowered their revolvers, the men who had come in produced their own weapons. ” These words were uttered in a low voice as the first of the two advancing men neared Herbert Carpenter. A sudden expression of understanding came over Gifford Morton’s purplish face.