By Josephine Tey
A woman's physique is located at the English seacoast, and twisted in her hair is a piece of writing screaming homicide. For Inspector Alan furnish, the case turns into a nightmare, as too many clues and too many factors come up.
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All over the world things happened because one woman had lost her life. In California a man telephoned a summons to a girl in Greenwich Village. A Texas airplane pilot did an extra night flight carrying Clay films for rush showing. A New York firm canceled an order. An Italian nobleman went bankrupt: he had hoped to sell her his yacht. A man in Philadelphia ate his first square meal in months, thanks to an "I knew her when" story. A woman in Le Touquet sang because now her chance had come. And in an English cathedral town a man thanked God on his knees.
I wouldn't mind one of those griddle cakes," the sergeant said, turning over papers. "You won't get better in Kent, though it's me that's saying it. And perhaps Mr. " She went away to the kitchen. " said the sergeant, glancing up. "Mrs. " The sergeant, too, did not believe for a moment that her name was Robinson, so he let the subject drop. Presently Tisdall said: "If you don't need me, I think I'll go into the garden. " "All right. " "I've told you. It was a sudden impulse. " Not so dumb, decided the sergeant.
That's a good one. I always said she had no imagination. Couldn't write a gag. " "What did I tell you! Well, just to pay her out for treating me like bits on the cutting-room floor, I'm going to split on her. She'll probably put me in the icebox for twenty-four hours, but it'll be worth it. I'm no gentleman, anyhow, so I won't damage myself in the telling. " said the sergeant. His jaw slackened and dropped, quite beyond his control. " breathed Mrs. Pitts, standing in the doorway, a forgotten tray of griddle cakes in her hands.