By Nicholas Blake
A classic homicide MYSTERY
The annual activities Day at revered public institution Sudeley corridor results in tragedy whilst the headmaster's obnoxious nephew is located strangled in a haystack. The boy was once despised through employees and scholars alike, yet English grasp Michael Evans, who used to be obvious sharing a kiss with the headmaster's attractive younger spouse previous that day, quickly turns into a major suspect for the homicide. fortunately, his good friend Nigel Strangeways, nephew to the Assistant Commissioner of Scotland backyard, is available to assist examine the case.
A Nigel Strangeways homicide secret - the fitting creation to the main fascinating and erudite detective in Golden Age crime fiction.
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Extra info for A Question of Proof (Nigel Strangeways, Book 1)
It’s a wonder Macon took to me, but he wasn’t no looker hisself. Had a puckered face and scraggly whiskers and a brown birthmark over his eye shaped like an island off of the globe I seen at the Cochrans’ house. Every chance I got I’d sneak and spin that globe and run my fingers over the shapes. Macon’s birthmark put me in mind of all them shapes that stood for places I’d like to go. Sometimes the soles of my feet still itched in the night. Up until he died I had that island to run my fingers over whenever I wanted to.
She went to the sink and got a glass of water, gulped it down like she’d been in a race. She turned around and her cheeks looked hot. She smiled with water shining on her lips. “I’ll tell you later, Granny, I promise. ” “You’re silly,” I said, but the way her eyes shined made me nervous. Then I got busy tidying up the kitchen before bed and forgot all about it. When I finally laid down, I fell asleep as quick as my head hit the pillow. Thinking back, it was an unnatural sleep, like I had drunk a sleeping potion.
His voice was calm enough but I can still see the awful look on his face. My guts turned to jelly. I should have given it to him, but I couldn’t bring myself to. He tried to pry open my fingers but I tore my fist away and ran. I heard him chasing and before I knew what was happening, the boy had knocked me down. My head bounced off the ground like his basketball had done and all the wind wheezed out of my lungs. I barely noticed how bad it hurt. All I felt was the rock flying out of my hands. I rolled over and tried to find it in the weeds, but the boy had already snatched it up.
A Question of Proof (Nigel Strangeways, Book 1) by Nicholas Blake