By John Dickson Carr
A SIR HENRY MERRIVALE secret. A suicide pact used to be simply this type of idea that may entice Rita Wainwright. Her infamous love affair with the younger American actor, Barry Sullivan, used to be flamboyant sufficient to warrant a dramatic finishing, so while the 2 of them vanished over a cliff one wet evening, leaving just a farewell be aware for Rita's husband and 2 footprints to the sting, not anyone doubted that it used to be suicide. not anyone, that's, yet general practitioner Luke, Rita's outdated relations health care professional and one of many few humans within the seashore village of Lyncombe who surely beloved her. while novice detective Sir Henry Merrivale, who's within the district having his portrait performed via a neighborhood artist, is of the same opinion to enquire, the questions commence piling up. yet what of it? Are the doctor's doubts with no advantage, or used to be there a extra sinister plot at play? It takes the blustering, rampaging H.M. to resolve this baffling secret.
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Spot what? " "What are you talking about? There's nothing new in that book. " "Then you missed it! We're both over here in Headquarters. " "Bob? " But Bob had hung up. Jupiter gulped the last bite of toast, and hurried out of the house and across the street to the salvage yard. When he emerged through the trapdoor into Headquarters, Pete and Bob grinned maddeningly at him. "A detective has to keep his eyes open at all times," Pete said with mock seriousness. " Bob chortled. "If there was really anything to miss," Jupiter muttered.
Yes, I am the manager," the short man snapped, and went on glaring at Jupiter. " "That will not be necessary," Ndula said quietly. "We will settle the bill. " The manager stared at them, confused and suspicious. "Don't you think I can see--" "He looks like Ian," MacKenzie said, "but we assure you he is not," and he explained the resemblance of the two boys. "Perhaps you saw my picture in the paper the other day," Jupiter added, eager to prove who he was. The manager shook his head. "We've been extremely busy this week hosting a small conference.
Uncle Titus cried. "No," MacKenzie said. "I don't think they are in any immediate danger, Mr Jones. The kidnappers must keep Ian safe or he'll be no use to them against Sir Roger, and I don't believe they will harm Jupiter. This is a political action, not a kidnapping for ransom, and they wouldn't want to anger the American government unnecessarily. " "Then we'll make sure they don't get back to Nanda," Chief Reynolds said. " "They certainly have an escape route planned," Ndula said. "Bob said suddenly.