By Minette Walters
Physique is located within the woods ...Based at the real tale of the stunning homicide of Mrs Caroline Luard, which happened in Kent in August 1908. Caroline Luard is shot lifeless in extensive sunlight within the grounds of a giant state property. With few clues to be had, her husband quickly turns into the suspect ...But is he to blame? Bringing to lifestyles the folks all for this negative crime, in A Dreadful homicide bestselling writer Minette Walters makes use of sleek detective abilities to try to resolve a 100-year-old crime.
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A point in her favor as far as it goes. But ten to one it was a chance. She just struck lucky. ” “Not so lucky if it results in her being hanged, mon ami,” observed Poirot. “No. ” “Possibly she didn't intend mischief. ” “Something of that kind, the doctor says. Whatever it was, she took it away with her. ” Poirot shook his head in a dissatisfied manner. “No, no, my friend, it was not like that. I know the lady. She would be quite incapable of such a hot-blooded impulsive action. Besides, she would be most unlikely to have a penknife with her.
Her desire to include Carlotta Adams in the party had been, I decided, a mere whim. She had been highly amused, as a child might be amused, by the clever counterfeit of herself. No, the undercurrents that I sensed were nothing to do with Jane Wilkinson. In what direction did they lie? I studied the guests in turn. Bryan Martin? He was certainly not behaving quite naturally. But that, I told myself, might be merely characteristic of a film star. The exaggerated self-consciousness of a vain man too accustomed to playing a part to lay it aside easily.
But anyway, we needn't worry about that. ” Jane paid no attention to him. ” She looked at him impatiently. “Well, going to be free. ” Poirot looked as though he did not think it was. “The duke is in Paris,” said Jane. “I must cable him right away. ” Poirot rose. ” “Good-bye, M. ” “You brought me the good news, anyway, M. Poirot, and I'm ever so grateful. ” “And that is that,” said Poirot to me, as we left the suite. “The single idea - herself! She has no speculation, no curiosity as to why that letter never reached her.
A Dreadful Murder by Minette Walters