By Marvin Kaye
The frantic fun-and-games surroundings of recent York's annual Toy reasonable is the ironic surroundings for this story of homicide and business intrigue.
Hilary Quayle is an enticing, younger public relatives advisor who has lengthy harbored the need to be a detective. it truly is with little urging, consequently, that she turns into all in favour of attempting to ferret out the commercial secret agent who's ruining one in all her most sensible consumers, Trim Tram Toys.
On the outlet morning of the Toy reasonable, the layout for a brand new toy is stolen, and the initial research results in the invention of the physique of the leading suspect. the answer to either crimes lies in analyzing the which means of the Scrabble tiles present in the lifeless man's hand. completely intrigued, Hilary resolves to unravel the crime and current the police with a super fait accompli. She is aided by way of her secretary, a guy as imaginative as she. the 2 have just a couple of hours within which to resolve the more and more advanced set of clues prior to the police has to be called.
The plot twists and turns, first implicating one worker, then one other. At one element all symptoms aspect to Hilary herself. The removal of 2 extra suspects, a blackmail plot, and a newly merry widow mix to extra complicate concerns and make a full of life online game of loss of life a tough puzzle for all video games avid gamers.
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They’ll always turn. ” “Sure, heat-seeking missiles, beagles, and me. ” “He’s missing,” Desoto said, straight-faced. “Other than that we actually don’t know much about him. According to Edwina Talbot, he’d been acting strangely before his disappearance, murder, suicide, whatever. ” Carver repeated most of what Edwina had told him, and Desoto said that was just about the way the case went. ” Carver asked. Desoto waved a hand as if the question were almost irrelevant. “Suicides do these things sometimes, Carver; you know that.
He’d received a fat insurance claim along with his disability pension after being shot in the left knee during a holdup six months earlier, when he was a detective sergeant in the Orlando Police Department. The knee was ruined, locked at a thirty-degree angle for life. Eighty thousand dollars and a pension wasn’t much compared to being able to walk without a cane. Not the jackpot some of the damned fools in the department actually congratulated him on. Carver didn’t feel lucky. “Being wealthy isn’t the same as having something to do,” Edwina said.
According to Edwina Talbot, he’d been acting strangely before his disappearance, murder, suicide, whatever. ” Carver repeated most of what Edwina had told him, and Desoto said that was just about the way the case went. ” Carver asked. Desoto waved a hand as if the question were almost irrelevant. “Suicides do these things sometimes, Carver; you know that. They like for their survivors to wonder what really happened to them. Or maybe a person or persons unknown came after Davis, happened to catch him at breakfast, and threw him off the drop.
A Lively Game of Death (Hilary Quayle Mysteries, Book 1) by Marvin Kaye