New PDF release: Affair of the Mutilated Mink

By James Anderson

ISBN-10: 0749079533

ISBN-13: 9780749079536

The Earl of Burford hosts one other a bit of batty, completely baffling apartment party....
George Henry Alwyn Saunders, twelfth in his line, has taken a posh to movies. he is approximately killed with pride whilst a film tycoon wishes Alderly, the Burfords' seventeenth century nation property, for the set of a brand new Rex Ransom epic. The bronzed, good-looking famous person has lengthy overjoyed the crazy lord with excellent deeds at the silver screen.
Less than delighted is the Countess, who is unexpectedly taking part in hostess to a Hollywood crowd and a turning out to be visitor checklist that features a long-lost cousin and a shady moment wife, suitors for the Burford's willful daughter girl Geraldine, an eccentric screenwriter protesting the pirating of his paintings, a sultry, sparky femme fatale, a qualified blackmailer....
Oh definite, roles from James L. Anderson's first zany whodunit, The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg comfortable, are reprised via Merryweather, ther imperturbable kinfolk butler, and the perspicacious Ins. Wilkins of the Westshire constabulary. And what does a mutilated mink coat need to do with anything?....
Nothing can best the merrily murderous Thirties residence social gathering for a puzzler!

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Gilbert flopped into a chair near the Earl's. ' Gilbert nodded, as though a light had dawned. 'Ah, yes, of course -1 will want to. I was just surprised you, a non-professional, realising the necessity of that. Cyrus and I were hoping you'd include me in the invitation. That's settled, then. ' Haggermeir came hack carrying two glasses. He looked grim. He handed one to the Earl and the other to Gilbert, saying, 'Thursday. ' 'Oh, nonsense. If you do decide on it, the script will need a lot of adaptation.

Now, Paul can discuss lowbrow things like sport and the London shows, and Hugh can talk about literature and art. Paul can play him at billiards, Hugh at chess. ' * * * Paul Carter put the receiver down and gave vent to a loud whoop of joy. It had to be a good sign. It had to be. True, it was short notice to be invited for a weekend - almost as though he was a last-minute addition. But he had been invited. It must mean something - other than merely helping with the Australian relative. He'd been rather uneasy lately about Gerry.

On his way upstairs he encountered Merryweather. He stopped. ' A close observer would have noticed a momentary expression of astonishment appear on the butler's impassive and august features, it being the first time in thirty years that Lord Burford had taken the remotest interest in domestic matters. ' 'Oh, yes, of course. ' 'No, my lord. ' 'But we've got a special guest! ' Merryweather closed his eyes. ' 'Not an actor, Merryweather — a Great Star. ' 'Not exactly. ' 'It's hardly for me to say, my lord.

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