By James Anderson
The Earl of Burford hosts one other just a little batty, completely baffling condo party....
George Henry Alwyn Saunders, twelfth in his line, has taken a complicated to motion pictures. he is approximately killed with pride while a film multi-millionaire desires Alderly, the Burfords' seventeenth century kingdom property, for the set of a brand new Rex Ransom epic. The bronzed, good-looking big name has lengthy delighted the crazy lord with outstanding deeds at the silver screen.
Less than delighted is the Countess, who is without warning taking part in hostess to a Hollywood crowd and a growing to be visitor record 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 certified blackmailer....
Oh convinced, roles from James L. Anderson's first zany whodunit, The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg snug, are reprised by means of Merryweather, ther imperturbable family members butler, and the perspicacious Ins. Wilkins of the Westshire constabulary. And what does a mutilated mink coat need to do with anything?....
Nothing can most sensible the merrily murderous Thirties condominium social gathering for a puzzler!
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What on earth did Gerry see in him? He drove the last hundred yards, turned in past the lodge, and sped up the tree-lined drive to Alderley. Even his brush with Quartus couldn't take from him a delightfully pleasurable anticipation. His last visit had been in summer. He and Gerry had gone for long rambles in and outside the estate. He remembered his sense of pride when she'd presented him with a key to the small doors set into the walls that surrounded the park — a traditional mark of esteem in the family.
I should be there for lunch. ' And Gilbert ambled from the room. ' Haggermeir grunted grimly. 'Unusual personality. ' 'Well, just this: it's my missus. She isn't at all keen on having this picture shot at Alderley. ' 'Oh, I won't be, my lord. I anticipated that situation. Now, firstly, so her ladyship doesn't object to my looking over the place, I recommend you tell her I want to do it because I'm thinking of building a replica of Alderley in Hollywood. It's quite true. If it turns out it's impractical to shoot at Alderley, I may well do that.
All roight, mister, 'ave it your way. ' At last Gerry told him. He gave a curt nod and thrust the car into gear again. 'One more word, mister,' Gerry said. He glared at her. ' 'Watch out? ' 'That's all I be gonna say. ' And Gerry turned away and went on with her polishing. Behind her she heard Gilbert give an exclamation of disgust and the car drive quickly away. A few seconds later Hugh reappeared. ' she asked. ' He pointed after the disappearing Austin. ' 'Oh? ' 'Was she? I didn't notice. ' 'Well, a coiner, or whatever branch of villainy is the most popular down here.
Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson