By P. D. James
Good-looking Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died putting via the neck with a faint hint of lipstick on his higher lip. whilst the legit verdict is suicide, his prosperous father hires fledgling deepest investigator Cordelia grey to determine what led him to self-destruction. What she discovers in its place is a twisting path of secrets and techniques and sins -- and the robust odor of murder.
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Out went the bait lines and onward went the Marlin. In the bait-box the two-pound salmon snapped like a machinegun. “You see, as the boat’s going when we hook ’em don’t begin to haul ’em in until the speed of the boat slackens,” advised Joe. “Now look out! ” This time Bony joined Joe in the shout of “fish-oh”, and waited until the launch lost speed before beginning to haul in. He lifted into the cockpit a blue-green bonito, a species of tuna, weighing about a pound and a half, and he was astonished to see Joe taking from his hook a similar fish of the same weight.
Blade was experiencing slight awe of this visitor to Bermagui, who was so immaculate, so easy in manner, and still so unusual. He looked not unlike an Indian prince. He spoke, as they do in Dublin, the purest English. Even more remarkable than his appearance and speech was his obvious self-confidence. “I do not think you have ever heard of me. ” Blade bowed from his chair behind the table. The famous name claimed his interest, but did not enlighten him. Had his visitor said he was Marco Polo or Nero he would have wondered no more than he did at any man having such a name in this year of grace when it could be so easily changed for another by deed poll.
A good-looking man, yet he was not a white man. ” “Yes. ” “Thank you. ” A cigarette was rolled more swiftly than Blade had ever seen done. He was entranced. Then he was again hearing the pleasantly modulated, clearly accented voice. “Detective-Sergeant Allen has spoken to me most highly of you, Mr Blade. He tells me that you are a man to be confidently trusted, and one eager to be of assistance to all and sundry. ” “Sergeant Allen is generous. ” Blade was experiencing slight awe of this visitor to Bermagui, who was so immaculate, so easy in manner, and still so unusual.