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By Carola Dunn

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Unflappable flapper and Town & Country scribe Daisy Dalrymple searches for a killer whose vicious pen fits a murderous middle during this pleasant installment of Dunn's comfortable secret sequence. -- within the Twenties, in post-World warfare I England, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, newly married to Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher, is requested by means of her brother-in-law to discreetly examine a chain of poisoned pen letters that a number of the neighborhood villagers were receiving. while the pompous and insufferable brother of the neighborhood vicar is killed by way of a really huge rock, dropped on his head from a superb peak, it sort of feels transparent to all that this crusade of gossip has escalated to homicide. With assistance from her husband, whod fairly she now not become involved, Daisy attempts to discover who wrote the letters and who that individual has pushed to homicide prior to the killer moves back.

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Simply because he’s been murdered? ” “Not fullyyt. I questioned ahead of. ” “I can’t see how he may have identified approximately … my fall from grace. ” “The Vicarage is a hot-bed of gossip, and he was once one of these guy who may imagine it a funny story to write down nameless letters. the choice is that the vicar unmasked the Poison Pen, who intended to kill him, now not his brother. they're … have been very alike. both means, Johnnie, you spot why i need to inform the police approximately it. ” “You what? sprint it, Daisy, no! ” “It’s homicide now, not only nameless letters. You’re a Justice of the Peace. could you actually recommend me to withhold details from the police? ” “N-no, i assume not,” Johnnie acknowledged doubtfully. “But, sprint it, it could don't have anything whatever to do with it. ” “Maybe, yet we can’t ensure. besides, as they examine there’s a superb opportunity they’ll discover a Poison Pen’s been lively within the village. Then they’ll quite begin to dig, and it’s way more most likely Violet will pay attention approximately your letters than if you’re frank with them and ask them to aim to maintain it from her. ” “I imagine I’ll have a whisky,” groaned Johnnie. “I don’t see any have to inform them what the letters have been about,” Daisy stated, attempting to cheer him. He basically groaned back. whereas he was once on the beverages cupboard, Daisy sipped her soda-and-It and guzzled a couple of extra almonds. She puzzled how one can holiday to him what had it appears now not dawned on him: that he could unavoidably turn into a suspect. the instant used to be postponed whilst his butler seemed. “There’s an individual to work out your lordship. A undeniable outfits policeman he says, my lord. A Detective Inspector Flagg. ” Heaving a effective sigh, Johnnie set down his glass unsipped and acknowledged resignedly, “Show him in, Mitchell. ” The lanky inspector seemed a trifle embarrassed to work out Daisy. He gave her a quick nod, yet addressed Johnnie: “I beg your pardon for tense you, my lord. You’ll have heard concerning the unlucky incident down within the churchyard, I don’t doubt. ” “I have,” Johnnie stated curtly. “The factor of it really is, sir, while my males got here out from Ashford they introduced a message to ring up my superintendent. Which I did, and he wishes me to speak to grasp Derek Frobisher and leave out Fletcher. ” “The little ones? Why the deuce—? Sorry, Daisy. ” She waved permission at him to exploit what language he loved. “It’s now not what i admire to do, sir,” Flagg apologized. “I’ve younger daughters of my very own. yet we continuously prefer to get multiple witness every time attainable, and we’ve simply omit Dalrymple’s description of what occurred whilst she discovered the deceased. ” “Surely you don’t doubt omit Dalrymple’s be aware! ” Johnnie exploded. “No, no, on no account, sir,” the inspector acknowledged swiftly, and never relatively convincingly. now not, Daisy determined, as though he did really doubt her, yet as though he bore her attainable untruthfulness in brain. “Nothing like that. It’s simply that during the strain of the instant, as you could say, particularly in a foul company like this, witnesses do get pressured and omit precisely what they observed and did. ” “The young ones instructed me they didn’t see the physique. ” “And I’m blissful to listen to it, sir, yet for that very cause they’re much less prone to were disillusioned and likely to consider simply what they did see.

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