By Michael Innes
While magnate Charles Povey is killed in a extraordinary boating twist of fate, his corrupt, look-alike brother, Arthur, adopts his id and his monetary empire. however the charade turns into complex whilst considered one of Charles's many mistresses sees during the guise and blackmails Arthur. input retired detective, Sir John Appleby.
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Bess and George started for the entrance, but Nancy paused to look closely at the spot where the glowing eye had appeared. Though the wall was of wood and paneled in large squares, there was no visible opening or sliding section near the glowing eye. Nancy found a high stool and set it under the panel where the glowing eye had shone. She stood on the stool but was unable to move the panel. And the wood was not hot! Nancy was sure no image of the eye had been projected onto the wall. “There must be a cold light behind this panel,” she said to herself.
This seemed to satisfy the boys, and the girls hurried off to the guest room. “I certainly need a bath and a shampoo,” Bess spoke up. ” “Go ahead,” said Nancy. She sat down in a chair and stared out a window, but her mind was not on the scenery. She was recalling the day’s adventures and trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. She asked herself, “If Crosson goes to the farmhouse, does he bring Ned with him? “Probably not,” the young detective decided. ” she thought wistfully. ” A while later George tapped her on the shoulder.
At that instant the three girls became aware of a loud whirring noise. It grew louder. ” Nancy exclaimed. ” She dashed out the front door with her friends and looked up. A small twin-motor helicopter was descending. ” George cried out, and Bess ran back inside the house. Nancy and George watched in fascination. The rotors suddenly stopped and the helicopter plummeted the last fifty feet. It hit the grass with a thud and the door flew open. ” George cried out. ” Nancy exclaimed. ” She and George hurried to the helicopter.
The Gay Phoenix (Sir John Appleby, Book 31) by Michael Innes