By Ngaio Marsh
One other vintage Ngaio Marsh novel. firstly it regarded as though Sybil Foster had deliberately left the area: with husbands useless, a daughter marrying the inaccurate guy and – it later seemed – a debilitating sickness, it was once no ask yourself she took her personal lifestyles. yet not anyone believed she used to be the sort – in particular leader Superintendent Roderick Alleyn. For the sector used to be ripe with unlucky engagements – one in all them a really grave mistake…
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I didn’t think so. I actually saw it. ” She took his hand, and the shock of her touch sent a current through him. indd 46 1/20/15 8:12 AM T H E I N N AT O C E A N ’ S E D G E hair and pressed his fingers against a bump. ” She released his hand, then turned and pointed at Old Man Ledge. “I saw a man shove a woman off right there. I rushed to help her, but she was already dead. Then he clobbered me from behind. ” “That’s crazy. ” “I’m fine, but I’m eager to learn what happened to Jenny. It was pretty awful what that man did to her.
He and Jenny live together. So I hope you’re wrong, Ms. Dellamare. ” Claire gulped. ” He dug a metal tin of Altoids out of his pocket and popped one in his mouth. “You didn’t know. ” Claire wanted to be wrong. Could she have been wrong about her attacker looking like the man in her nightmares? ” She described him to the sheriff. indd 28 1/20/15 8:12 AM T H E I N N AT O C E A N ’ S E D G E again. She hadn’t imagined someone hitting her. “I’ll paint him for you. ” “Sounds fine, just fine, Ms. ” He didn’t believe a word she’d said.
His aunt would be dying to get her annuals planted along the sidewalk. She took pride in trying new varieties every year. He mounted the steps and pressed the doorbell. The windows along the front of the house stood open, and he caught the faint scent of lemon polish. The door opened, and she beamed up at him. ” In bare feet and cropped pants, she grabbed him in a fierce hug, then stepped back to survey him. ” He followed her into the sunny living room with its warm wood floors and bright rug. “Aunt Nan, this is Claire—” Claire interrupted him, holding out her hand.
A Grave Mistake (Roderick Alleyn, Book 30) by Ngaio Marsh