By Anne Perry
In a sensational breach of promise swimsuit, filthy rich social climbers are suing on behalf in their attractive daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah's alleged fiancé, fantastic younger architect Killian Melville, who adamantly announces that he'll now not, can't, marry her. completely baffled by way of his client's refusal, Melville's information, Sir Oliver Rathbone, turns to his outdated comrades in crime--investigator William Monk and nurse Hester Latterly. yet while they scout London for clues, the case without notice and tragically ends. An final result that no one--except a ruthless murderer--could have foreseen.
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Extra info for A Breach of Promise (William Monk, Book 9)
That window there? ' Vachell rose and snapped up the blind so that the stars and the pale light of the young moon showed through the panes. ' Bertrand frowned and chewed his lip in thought. 'Now you mention it, I think the blind was up. Yes, it was. ' the window must have 'Yes, yes, and now I remember been open. I can recollect that a slight breeze was blowing and that now and then it disturbed some papers on McLeod's desk. They rustled. ' Vachell smiled. 'Thank you, Sir Bertrand. That may be a big help.
Probably a woman could have done it as well as a man, physically. Sir Malcolm dropped the phone and fell forward, or maybe the murderer pushed him. There wasn't any sign of a struggle. 'That phone call may be important. If we can trace it, we should be able to fix the exact time of death. The supervisor down at the exchange is checking on that. 'Next, the cord. You'll see these windows have blinds as well as drapes. The cord came from that blind over there, on the window behind the bureau the south window.
3. African Equities. 4. Worm rates on rail. powders. B. m. M. 'Well, nothing much there,' the Commissioner said, handing back the slip of paper. 'Go on, Vachell. ' He was clearly fretting for action. -25- pocketed memorandum and continued easily: 'Here's a list of the files on the bureau. The one he was using was M/662, Maji River Basin: Proposed ConcesVachell the Farm was open at a that's nine months ago letter dated last from the Japanese consul, asking whether Government survey fees on the proposed concession could be paid over a period of ten years, in the event of the scheme coming to maturity.
A Breach of Promise (William Monk, Book 9) by Anne Perry