By Charlotte MacLeod, Alisa Craig
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Old Agatha Treadway baked her personal bread, canned her personal vegetables---and died of botulism in her own kitchen. coincidence, says Dr. Druffitt. homicide, says neighbor Janet Wadman. And says it back whilst she reveals the general practitioner lifeless, too. Detective Inspector Madoc Rhys, of the royal Canadian fastened Police, has the same opinion. yet who's the killer...the city miser, who wishes the only factor in simple terms Mrs. Treadway may have given him?
The miser's son who's panting for the doctor's daughter? Widow Druffitt, who's maintaining mystery conferences with not going humans? The employed woman who listens at keyholes? The employed guy who hides in haylofts? It's an lousy mess...and whilst Rhys will get it taken care of out, he faces a fair harder challenge of his personal.
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Sergeant Ackley's eyes were bulging. " "Certainly. Then I got married and had to give up the idea of traveling. " "And your suitcase? " "Oh, Mr. Leith brought it back here t h e next morning. " IN ROUND FIGURES 47 Sergeant Ackley fitted t h e mental picture puzzle together. " "On my honeymoon. Times are good. Lester Leith employed m e a t twenty-five dollars a day as a h u m a n elephant, my husband a t the same figure as a walking skeleton. When his side show blew u p he gave us a month's pay in lieu of notice; and the apartment's rented until the middle of the month and t h e r e n t paid.
Suddenly Lester Leith chuckled. "That would be the police theory," he said. 52 [' ""i 1 ft }$ U;'. ij' 1 l: r •' BIRD IN THE HAND "That is the police theory," said the spy with dignity. Lester Leith raised an eyebrow. " he muttered. " said the spy hastily. " ' T h e r e were a t least five magnificent diamonds. The customs detective was certain of that. " Leith nodded—a meditative, speculative nod. " asked t h e spy anxiously. Lester Leith sighed. " breathed the spy, and his tone contained the satisfaction of a salesman who has just secured the name ofthe customer on t h e dotted line.
It is impossible t h a t a car could have their n a m e lettered on it and escape detection. After the Demarest affair the roads were blocked within a given district and all cars within t h a t district subjected to close scrutiny. Yet the ambulance vanished. Now I had a theory about that, but I couldn't be absolutely certain. I determined to wait for a short time and see if the ambulance wasn't used again. It was such a good idea and it worked so easily in t h e Demarest robbery t h a t I felt certain the criminals would use it again.
A Pint of Murder (Madoc Rhys, Book 1) by Charlotte MacLeod, Alisa Craig