Peacock Feather Murders (Library of Crime Classics) by Carter Dickson

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It's not that. Play the game, and no damn nonsense; that's my code. See what I mean? Besides, I don't violate a confidence when I tell you that I'm engaged to be married to Lady Prunella Aberystwyth-the Earl of Glambake's daughter, you know," he added, somewhat selfconsciously. " "Not just yet. " "I can't tell you who it was, exactly. But I can tell you what it was. " There was a pause. M. laid down his pipe. M. appeared to hesitate. "That's very interestin', son. " "Not very much, I'm afraid. Only a hint or two Vance has dropped, and something I saw-well, never mind.

H'm. I got an idea she'll be round to my office tomorrow morning and tell us All. My eye, but don't she hate Mrs. Derwent, though! ' I think we'll find Mrs. D. something buxom and languorous-eyed and mysterious. " "You think there may have been something between Keating and Mrs. Derwent? And the Gale girl knew it? Yes. " "Oh, anything's possible, though Mrs. D. sounds very canny to me. M. blundered down the gloomy stairs, swearing, Masters remained for a moment behind in the room. He stared at the ceiling.

Positive. I've seen that revolver too often at Ron's, and it's too distinctive. When I looked in the living-room at Vance's flat, I knew it immediately. There wasn't a great deal of light, a lamp or two on the tables; but Vance was standing near one and the light was on it. Good gad, you can imagine the start I got when I saw the same gun turn up again on Wednesday night at Derwent's party! Ron bringing it, mind you. In fact, he seemed more concerned about a tin dagger that he brought than about the gun.

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