Armchair in Hell (Peter Chambers) - download pdf or read online

By Henry Kane

ISBN-10: 1440540365

ISBN-13: 9781440540363

Originally released in 1948

When a lush brunette turns up suddenly useless in a stranger’s mattress, and an vintage broker (who is “mostly legit”) settles down in a simple chair with a dagger in his again, and a big-time gambler drops all bets at the kitchen flooring in a pool of blood—then Peter Chambers, fiction’s such a lot attention-grabbing, hard-boiled deepest eye, unearths himself staked out as sufferer quantity four in a luxurious video game of demise and foreign intrigue.

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Her silken tresses were teased into glossy bangs and swept up into a regal coif sparkling with jewelled pins and fine gold chains. Diamonds flashed on her fingers, wrists and neck. Teardrop pearls dripped from her earlobes, and a diamond-studded silver mesh was pinned to the back of her hair, falling like a rain-dewed cobweb around her neck. Her ladies praised her beauty, but were forced to rub berry juice into her cheeks and lips, reminding her of a lamb being prepared for slaughter. The priests and nobles awaited her in the long, banner-hung throne room with a high roof and polished slate floor.

Fat, bearded Bardock, who smelt of wine and dogs. Old, widowed Grisson, thin and lecherous, who sucked at his food with a toothless mouth. The memory soured her stomach. All her hopes had rested upon the young, handsome King Torrian, the only one she had even considered, until she had found out that he was a rapist and woman beater. The unwholesome glint in his eyes had become obvious when she had been informed of his true nature. Her principal lady-in-waiting, Lady Royanne, had told her tearfully, clearly aware that she was dashing the young Queen's hopes for a happy marriage.

They were here to vie for her hand in marriage, and her extreme youth and beauty clearly pleased them. It was not her they wanted though, but to annex her rich kingdom for the duration of the marriage and profit from it. Her father's last words echoed in her mind as she was led towards the throne, hardly aware of the courtiers who bowed as she passed. The ceremony was a blur of droning speeches and tuneless hymns. She held the things that were placed in her hands, not caring what they were, and repeated the words that she was asked to, her mind still filled with the image of her father's gaunt, tired face.

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