Download e-book for iPad: Death of a Fool (Roderick Alleyn, Book 19) by Ngaio Marsh

By Ngaio Marsh

ISBN-10: 1631940155

ISBN-13: 9781631940156

The village of South Mardian likes the outdated methods. The very outdated methods. this can be 1957, yet South M. nonetheless encompasses a blacksmith, a village fool, and an tricky fertility ritual played on the wintry weather solstice. There's squabbling, after all, and issues come to a head (nyuck, nyuck, nyuck) whilst one of many ritual's major avid gamers is located be-headed, every little thing north of his neck having been smartly lopped off via a ritual sword. Alleyn does need to include a definite incredulous leisure at South M.'s fetishistic embody of the 18th century – he doesn't, for instance, have what one may possibly name a true ardour for morris dancing – yet he comprises the giggles lengthy sufficient to call the baddie and go back all to the nice and cozy include of pre-Industrial Britain.

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She smiled, then sighed. ” “Un-huh. ” “I don’t know. ” I was stunned. “What do you mean, you’ll think about it? ” “Don’t look at me like that, Jack. I don’t know what’s going to happen with us. I’m scared we’re not going to make it. Your ex-girlfriend is coming to live with you, and—” “She’s not coming to live with me, she’s just going to be visiting for a few days. ” She wanted to be convinced, wanted me to say something tender and permanent. That’s when I realized this was just a game on her part, a game that she herself didn’t realize she was playing.

She shook her head and sighed. “See? ” She did as I asked. “Anyway, why yell at me? All I want to do is get Roark out of that car and go home. ” Her face looked small again, like that little girl who missed the school bus. “Are you sure you’re going to be okay? ” I smiled. “Well, unlike certain local law enforcement personnel, I don’t jump to conclusions. ” “You’ll get over it. ” She tilted her head, then gave me a superior smirk. ” I was about to close the door, then noticed that her eyes were burning.

Oh, just get over it, all right? ” She said nothing. “You want a rematch? Okay, I’ll play you right-handed this time. Or we can both play left-handed. ” She almost chuckled. ” She started to laugh. “Or we can play with both hands tied behind each other’s backs. ” She couldn’t keep it in any longer. It wasn’t that funny, but it released a lot of tension. After a while she got in next to me and said, “Okay, so you made me laugh. But you’re not getting off that easy. ” I said thank-you. “Uncle Horace is pressuring me to reconcile with Oren.

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