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By James Anderson

The Thirties state residence celebration filled with crooks, police officers, and the standard suspects body the proper scene of the crime. This one assembles the entire correct ingredients--the robbery of the fabled diamond necklace, the purloined vintage pistols, the key passage, the ravishing baroness with a previous, the physique within the lake.... What a gorgeous puzzle! "Don't count on me to resolve anything," Inspector Wilkens pronounces. yet after all, he does: robbery, espionage, impersonations (triple, on the very least), blackmail, homicide. The suspects contain a noble host and hostess, a jewel thief and overseas brokers in conceal, vibrant younger issues, mysterious mature males, a Texas millionaire, and, after all, the butler. Crime connoisseurs will realize the elements for a zany pastiche, a pleasant romp paying tribute to the previous whereas titillating the current. And what does the blood-stained egg comfortable need to do with something?

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Ten seconds passed before Lord Burford said: 'Coming here. Disturbin' things. Having to be entertained. Shown round. Talked to. Not understandin' English all over the place. Deuced unsportin' of Rich to foist 'em on us. ' 'Well, no, p'raps I wouldn't. But I'd have said yes in a grumblin' manner. Algy Fotheringay's different. No one can keep him away when he decides to pay a visit. ' 'Well, what about the Peabodys? ' 'Couldn't very well get out of it. Been correspondin' with the feller for donkey's years.

The general public have barely heard of him. ' 'No, I hadn't. ' 'Well, half-American. His mother was American and he lived there most of his life until about ten years ago. He met the present Grand Duke at Harvard and returned to the Duchy with him. Since then he's never looked back - even though he's reported to be a highly unconventional kind of diplomat. ' 'Remarkable. ' 'Oh, just a young aide or secretary of some kind. We are not, at their request, laying on any official welcome. We do not even know by what means they are travelling to this country.

Her husband chuckled. 'Good for you, Carrie. That's just what I figured you'd say. Something else our hosts lack, too, is a unique, personally-engraved Bergman Bayard 1910/21 semi-automatic pistol, custom-made as a gift for Tzar Nicholas II just before his assassination. ' * * * In the smoking-room of his club, Algernon Fotheringay was talking. 'Then, of course, next week I'm toddling off down to jolly old Alderley for a few days. ' His listener, the laziest member, and the only one who hadn't made a hasty withdrawal within moments of Algy's appearance, yawned and shook his head.

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