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By Charles Finch

On any given day in London, all Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, desires to do is sit back in his deepest examine with a cup of tea, a roaring fireplace and an outstanding booklet. but if his lifelong pal girl Jane asks for his aid, Lenox can't face up to one other probability to solve a secret, whether it capacity trudging throughout the snow to her townhouse subsequent door.

One of Jane's former servants, Prudence Smith, is lifeless – an obvious suicide. yet Lenox suspects whatever way more sinister: homicide, via a unprecedented and lethal poison. the home the place the lady labored is filled with suspects, and although Prudence dabbled with the hearts of various males, Lenox is baffled via an elusive loss of purpose within the girl's death.

When one other physique turns up through the London season's most trendy ball, Lenox needs to untangle an internet of loyalties and animosities. was once it jealousy that killed Prudence? Or used to be it anything else fullyyt, whatever that Lenox on my own can discover sooner than the killer moves back – disturbingly with reference to domestic?

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The low profile, the man on the periphery, that’s me. I turned around, drove back to Atlantic City, and took up my station in front of Harold’s office. I called Rosenberg & Stone. Wendy/Cheryl was hopping mad. She bawled me out for a couple of minutes, then put me on hold. A minute later, Richard Rosenberg’s voice exploded in my ear. ” he screamed. “I tell you to call in, I want you to call in! You don’t do it, you’re losing me business, you’re costing me money, you’re a drain on the firm—” He went on in that vein for some time, then gave me back to Wendy/Cheryl to get my assignments.

I reached the top of the stairs. There was an open door in front of me leading to a small room in the back of the house. Sunlight was streaming through the window. Just to one side, out of the glare of the light, was a mattress on the floor. An old black man lay on the mattress, his right leg encased in a hip-length cast. His eyes were closed, and his face was contorted in pain. ” I said. He opened his eyes and saw me. His eyes took on some light. He actually raised up on one elbow. ” he grunted.

Meanwhile, hey! Here I was in Atlantic City. I’d never been in Atlantic City. But I’d certainly heard enough about it, what with New Yorkers always talking about it, and what with all those ads on TV. And I figured, hey, if Harold was mixed up in something shady, what would be more logical than that it would have to do with gambling? I thought about that some, and then I went out and had some dinner, and then I thought about it some more, and the long and the short of it was before too long I talked myself into the notion that it would be a pretty good idea for me to familiarize myself with the local casinos.

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