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By Georgette Heyer

Who may kill the right gentleman?

When Ernest Fletcher is located bludgeoned to dying in his examine, everyone seems to be surprised and mystified: Ernest was once good cherished and revered, so who might have a rationale for killing him?

Superintendent Hannasyde, with consummate ability, uncovers one soiled little mystery after one other, and with them, a bunch of individuals who all have purposes for short of Fletcher useless. Then, a moment homicide is dedicated, giving a gruesome twist to a truly strange case, and Hannasyde realizes he is up opposed to a killer on a mission...

"Ranks along such incomparable whodunnit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey, and Allingham."--San Francisco Chronicle

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But all this price-of-dishonour business is too utterly vieux jeu! ’ inquired Neville solicitously. ‘Is that why you write improbable novels? ’ ‘My novels aren’t improbable! ’ ‘If you think that you’re a bad judge of character,’ said Neville. Helen gave a strangled shriek of exasperation. ‘Oh, don’t, don’t! What does any of that matter at a time like this? ’ Sally turned away from Neville. ‘All right, let’s get this thing straight,’ she said. ‘I don’t feel I’ve got all the data. ’ ‘I didn’t. Only he was so attractive, and – and he had a sort of sympathetic understanding.

He laid the portrait down. ’ At this moment the door opened and Miss Fletcher came in. She was dressed in deep mourning, and her plump cheeks were rather pale, but she smiled sweetly at Hannasyde. ’ He had risen to his feet, and unobtrusively slid the big blotter over the heap of photographs. ’ She looked at the mass of papers on the desk. ‘Oh dear, what a lot you must have to do! ’ He declined it, which seemed to disappoint her, and asked her civilly if she wished to speak to him. ‘Well, yes,’ she admitted.

Well, I hope you get pinched for the murder,’ struck in Sally. ’ He looked pensive. ‘It would be awfully interesting,’ he agreed. ‘Of course, I should preserve an outward calm, but should I quail beneath it? ’ Helen struck the arm of the sofa with her clenched hand. ‘ Talk, talk, talk! ’ ‘ There is nothing more sordid than the cult of utility,’ replied Neville. ’ begged Sally. She went to the sofa, and sat down beside Helen. ‘Come on, old thing, you’d much better tell me the whole story! ’ ‘You can’t,’ Helen said wretchedly.

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