By Ruth Rendell
Elizabeth Nightingale came upon peace and calmness on her nightly walks during the wealthy, dense forests surrounding Myfleet Manor. however the peace she valuable used to be shattered one evening while she chanced on loss of life ready within the woods. leader Inspector Wexford and his colleague Inspector Burden discover a so much unsavory case on their fingers -- and needs to use all their wit and knowledge to unravel it . . .
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Wexford stared at her. ’ ‘Not to say “lives”, sir,’ said Mrs Cantrip, still wideeyed, a red hand frozen to her cheek. ‘He comes up every day to do his writing in the Old House. ’ ‘Mr Villiers must have seen all our comings and goings. ‘He wouldn’t, sir. You can’t see a thing from the Old House on account of all them trees, no more than you can see it from the outside. I’ll have to go and tell him. All I can say is, thank Cod they wasn’t close. ’ She trotted off at a half-run. Wexford watched her disappear under an arch in the hed-c, an arch overhung with the leaves of lime trees turning gold.
She giggled. ’ ‘Well, I am going to the movies with my friend who is a waiter at the Olive and Dove. ’ ‘Oh, yes,’said Burden, looking down. ’ She stretched her long stockingless legs and wriggled her toes in the white sandals. ‘Afterwards I wish to go with my friend to his room but he will not because there is a manager at the hotel, a very unkind man, who is not letting him have girls. So we are sad and my friend takes me instead to the Carousel caf6. ’ ‘It is a quarter to ten when we leave the movies.
It’s quiet, see? ’ ‘I don’t know, these foreigners! I mean he likes him, lie’s fond of him. I reckon he’s proud of having an author in the family. ’ Tipping the cream into a bowl, Katjc said, ‘Mrs Nightingale is not liking him at all. Every day in the holidays he is working up there and never, not once, Mrs Nightingale is going to see him. ’ ‘Maybe he’s not easy to like,’ said Mrs Cantrip. ‘You can depend on it, if there’s a quarrel-and I’m not saying there is, mind-it’s not Madam’s fault. He’s got a very funny manner with him, has Mr Villiers.
A Guilty Thing Surprised (Chief Inspector Wexford Mysteries) by Ruth Rendell