By Michael Innes
Ralph Dangerfield, an Edwardian playwright who belonged to the neatest younger set of his day, stored a scandalous diary recording the intimate information of his personal existence and people of his associates. After his loss of life, it used to be believed that his mom had burnt the incriminating facts, yet fifty years later, a well-known collector of literary curiosities claims to have the diary in his ownership and threatens to blackmail trendy London with belated secrets and techniques approximately humans now in decent outdated age. Sir John Appleby unearths how he exposed this unscrupulous crime and talks approximately his key position in seventeen extra fascinating situations.
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I put the cap on the miracle goop and swabbed up the few white places where it had dribbled on the varnish, miraculously removing the gloss. I spun the helmsman's seat around and looked at Meyer. I said to him, "You are pretty damned intense about something I don't understand. We don't know whether Mary wants him to have that money or not. We know she's in Grenada, knowing he's sweating it out, and she's probably enjoying it every time she thinks about it. We know that Harry is getting so frantic he's losing control.
No. " "Dear chap, the one in Spain is Gran-AH-duh. The island is Gre-NAY-duh. " "No. I happen to know how to pronounce it. " "I found the only person who might really know for sure, aside from the travel agent. A neighbor lady, who shows her good taste by disliking the hell out of Harry Broll. She thought for a while Harry sent me. I softened her up. " "Yes. Nearly two weeks ago. With tears. Without the gun. But rough. " Meyer nodded and went gliding away, head up, in that powerful, slow, and tireless breaststroke that somehow makes me think of a seal when I see his head moving by.
McGee, the lady had decided to go first class all the way. " "Come on! " She walked me to the door. She got ahead of me and leaned back against the door and looked up quizzically. She stood a little taller than my elbow. "McGee, I just wondered. It seems like a, hell of a lot of trouble you went to. " "No big thing, Holly. The cards and the checks were in the cupboard. I have to hunt for people sometimes. " She sighed. "Heck, I thought I could solve a problem for Mary. " "Sure. " When I glanced back, she was standing on her shallow front steps, arms crossed.
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