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By Dolores Gordon-Smith

The new access within the renowned ‘Jack Haldean’ sequence, set within the Roaring Twenties  -  Charles Otterbourne’s New Century corporation must have been the correct companion for Professor Alan Carrington’s radical new gramophone. in spite of everything, Charles was once not just a number one producer, but in addition a famous philanthropist. but if homicide is the results of their assembly, Jack Haldean takes up the case, in a determined bid to save lots of a guy from the gallows. yet what resulted in the crime? the answer's Off the list . . .

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I don’t understand. ’ Hector Ferguson pulled nervously at his cigarette. ‘You see, at the face of it, Mr Otterbourne’s and Professor Carrington’s deaths, fairly the Professor’s, must have made issues very tough for him, yet he’s been on most sensible of the realm. It’s very bizarre, particularly if you happen to know the way a lot he likes cash. ’ ‘I don’t consider he’s detailed in that. ’ Ferguson smiled fleetingly. ‘No, I don’t consider he's, yet he’s a canny consumer, and no mistake. Professor Carrington outfitted a brand new kind of gramophone for my stepfather. whilst that machine’s prepared for creation, it’ll be a truly precious commodity certainly. Professor Carrington had completely no enterprise feel and my stepfather bought him to signal a freelance giving him the rights to the computing device. That agreement was once little greater than sunlight theft. I’ve heard him gloat approximately what a sensible deal he’d pulled off. to this point so stable, convinced? ’ ‘Yes, out of your stepfather’s element of view,’ acknowledged Jack with a shrug. ‘Not so strong for Professor Carrington, I’d say. ’ ‘Exactly. whilst the Professor died, my stepfather must have been devastated. I don’t believe he cared tuppence concerning the Professor yet he cared approximately his computing device. He hoped to make a substantial make the most of it, so I wasn’t shocked while I heard he’d requested Gerard Carrington, the Professor’s son, to take over his father’s paintings. ’ Hector Ferguson clasped his palms including a frown. ‘I made it my company to fulfill Carrington. i wished his opinion of what occurred at Stoke Horam. ’ ‘Which is? ’ ‘Which is the tale within the newspapers was once basically true,’ acknowledged Ferguson with a shrug. ‘Gerard Carrington believes Mr Otterbourne devoted suicide. i will be able to see why my stepfather approached Gerard Carrington. He’s a scientist on the collage of London and, in lots of methods, a better guess than his father. He’s no longer as awesome because the Professor, might be, yet he’s a way more average sort. He’s the precise guy – might be the single guy – to carry the hot computer to some extent the place it’s prepared for construction. ’ ‘Couldn’t that be why your stepfather’s so happy? ’ urged Jack. ‘I suggest, I don’t understand a lot approximately technology etc, yet to get an individual to step into the breach like that should have been a big weight off his brain. ’ Ferguson glanced up. ‘You’d imagine so, wouldn’t you? although, Gerard Carrington is nobody’s idiot and he’s arguing the toss in regards to the agreement. I anticipated my stepfather to be livid, yet he isn’t. He’s thoroughly and completely boastful. one way or the other, in a roundabout way, issues have labored out for him. He’s as happy as punch. I can’t resolve it, yet I’m convinced there’s whatever humorous occurring. ’ Jack checked out Ferguson thoughtfully. He used to be alive with nervousness. ‘What’s consuming you? There’s extra to this than a suspicion that your stepfather has introduced off a sensible piece of commercial. ’ Ferguson took a deep breath. ‘It’s the Stoke Horam suicides, Haldean. males died in very extraordinary conditions. ’ there have been white strains etched around his mouth and his eyes have been slim with pressure.

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