Death of a Princess - large print by Peter Walker

By Peter Walker

As detective Superintendent Mark Pemberton investigates the demise of a lady nick named The Princess, he unearths himself asking an identical query time and time back. twist of fate or homicide? The final of the rich Milverdale relations, The Princess has been chanced on shot within the grounds of her property. was once the bullet that killed her a stray from a neighborhood poacher's gun? Or did anyone intentionally got down to shoot her lifeless? Pemberton quickly starts off to suspect homicide as he uncovers unsavoury rumours which recommend there are various who would need The Princess damage - and the dissolution of the Milverdale property capacity tenants are entitled to shop for their houses, revealing but extra suspects. still, Pemberton turns into confident that the major to her loss of life is a deep kinfolk mystery. might there be an inheritor? And may a inheritor do something to realize his inheritance - resembling making The Princess's loss of life seem like a sad coincidence?

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I’d prefer it if you said she died tragically. We are conducting a murder-type enquiry, but it might not be murder, Miss Farrow. It could be a terrible accident. ’ 52 ‘Yes, all right. I will be very discreet. She will be missed dreadfully, you know. She did such a lot for the village, such a lot. She wanted to help the people here, wanted to serve them in some way. I do hope they respected her for that. . ’ ‘I must talk to you at length another time because we do need to know everything about her, Miss Farrow.

Snapped Miss Farrow. ’ ‘Until tomorrow, all being well. Of course, you’re welcome to call or ring me at any time if there’s something to discuss. More immediately, Miss Farrow, I have the distasteful job of asking you some preliminary but important questions – it’s because you found Alicia, you see. We need to clarify some vital matters at this very early stage. ’ She took a long drink from her coffee and breathed deeply as she licked her lips. The tic reappeared, he noted, and he wondered if she had put something into the coffee, whisky perhaps.

She always responded to their requests efficiently and quickly. She was the ideal property owner, superintendent, such an example to others. She will be missed greatly,’ and she sniffed back more tears.

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