By James Anderson
The Earl of Burford hosts one other just a little batty, completely baffling residence party....
George Henry Alwyn Saunders, twelfth in his line, has taken a posh to movies. he is approximately killed with satisfaction while a film rich person desires Alderly, the Burfords' seventeenth century state property, for the set of a brand new Rex Ransom epic. The bronzed, good-looking celebrity has lengthy extremely joyful the crazy lord with wonderful deeds at the silver screen.
Less than overjoyed is the Countess, who is without notice taking part in hostess to a Hollywood crowd and a turning out to be visitor checklist that features a long-lost cousin and a shady moment wife, suitors for the Burford's willful daughter woman Geraldine, an eccentric screenwriter protesting the pirating of his paintings, a sultry, sparky femme fatale, a qualified blackmailer....
Oh convinced, roles from James L. Anderson's first zany whodunit, The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg comfortable, are reprised through Merryweather, ther imperturbable relations butler, and the perspicacious Ins. Wilkins of the Westshire constabulary. And what does a mutilated mink coat need to do with anything?....
Nothing can most sensible the merrily murderous Thirties condo occasion for a puzzler!
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You'll be playing a nobleman, the best swordsman at the court of King Charles, who tries to get the king to safety after the Battle of - of . ' Haggermeir glanced down at a script lying on his desk. 'Er, one of them battles. But you're also in love with the daughter of a Roundhead boss, the one that's leading the search for Charles. In the end he finds you guarding him and orders you at sword- point to hand him over. ' 'Certainly sounds like a strong storyline. ' Haggermeir slid the sheaf of oddly yellowing typewritten papers across the desk.
Partial - partial to the odd chop, don't you know. ' 'Countin' them jumping over a fence, you mean? Even that doesn't work with me. They always refuse to jump. Not that I'm often troubled by sleeplessness. Clear conscience, I suppose. ' The nearest thing so far to animation or surprise came over Sebastian's face. ' He stared at his sherry glass. ' 'Count? No. ' Lord Burford's eye bulged. ' Sebastian blinked. 'Oh, no. Thought you meant money. ' You don't? ' 'Oh, no. Not at all. Never. ' He smiled.
Next he filled a Thermos flask with tea, dressed in two pairs of socks, thick corduroy trousers, three sweaters and his old, moth-eaten fur-lined flying jacket, and went down to the lock-up garage he rented. He opened it and wheeled out his motorcycle and sidecar. He threw his luggage into the sidecar and took from it a scarf, goggles, cap and gauntlets. These donned, he was ready. Wrapped up though he was, it was going to be a fearfully cold trip. He was tempted, even at this stage, to go by train.
Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson