By Agatha Christie
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with interest whilst the Gazette advertises “A homicide is introduced and may happen on Friday, October twenty ninth, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.”
A infantile useful comic story? Or a spiteful hoax? not able to withstand the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks on the appointed time whilst, suddenly, the lighting exit and a gun is fired. once they come again on, a grotesque scene is published. An very unlikely crime? purely pass over Marple can get to the bottom of it.
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At Barby’s request, Rick and Scotty took the girls along for the short ride. Steve’s man walked to the plane as they rolled to a stop on theFalls Church strip. He introduced himself as Don Baxter,then opened the suitcase he carried. ” He produced a field-survey instrument and held it over the bag Rick carried. The instrument’s meter showed a reading at once. “Gamma,” Baxter stated. ” He opened a shield on the bottom of his instrument and checked the sample again. The meter failed to respond. “No beta.
He didn’t fit the character of an icecream route man. Rick headed straight for the picnic ground. There was no sign of the Frostola scooter, which meant the man had left right behind them, otherwise they would have met him on the road on the return trip. On a hunch, Rick got out of the car and walked to the trash can where Scotty had put the cement bag. The bag was gone. CHAPTER VIII Plan of Attack Rick awoke to the sound of wind, a sign that the storm traveling northward from the middle south was approaching.
Kick bared the copper end of the wire in order to make a good contact. Jan found a cardboard roll that had once held paper towels. Rick cut off about six inches of it and proceeded to wind it with wire from the transformer. He wound evenly and tightly, until the roll was full of wire. Then he stabbed a small hole in each end of the roll and pulled the wires through to hold the coil in position. The roll-now a coil-was tacked to the board with thumbtacks. Dr. Miller, meanwhile, had taken the receiver from the telephone.
A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple Mysteries, Book 5) by Agatha Christie