By P. D. James
Good-looking Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died striking by way of the neck with a faint hint of lipstick on his higher lip. whilst the respectable verdict is suicide, his prosperous father hires fledgling deepest investigator Cordelia grey to determine what led him to self-destruction. What she discovers in its place is a twisting path of secrets and techniques and sins -- and the powerful odor of murder.
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Did he seem frightened?? No, monsieur.? What did he seem like?? Nothing in particular. He stopped moving at last and the water went on running out of his mouth.? Were his eyes still open?? Yes, monsieur. I thought he was dead.? Did you go for help?? No, monsieur. t me.? Was it your mate from the Poitou?? No. Somebody shouted to us from off the bridge.? So there was someone on the Pont Marie?? By then there was. He asked us if somebody had been drowned. I said yes. He shouted that he would go and tell the police.?
You had me up for questioning once in your office, a long time ago, twenty years ago maybe, when I was still on the job at the Porte Saint-Denis?? Did you hear nothing last night?? She flung out her arm to point at the Pont Louis-Philippe, as though to show what a distance it was from the Pont Maire. s too far off?? You saw nothing?? I came a little closer, not too close for fear of being picked up, and I recognised it was an ambulance?? And the rest of you?? Maigret asked the three down-and-outs.
And your conclusion?? Where did it happen?? Under the Pont Marie.? During a fight?? Apparently not. According to your observations, is that plausible?? Quite plausible?? And do you think he lost consciousness immediately?? ve just told me, I can account for the torn ear and the scratches on the face. Is there any sand on that part of the embankment?? re unloading sand from a barge a few yards away.? I found traces of sand in the wounds.? In your opinion, then, the Doc?? What did you say?? the professor asked in some surprise.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray, Book 1) by P. D. James