By Christianna Brand
At a medieval competition, Inspector Cockrill investigates a dramatic death.
Ever seeing that she drove her top friend’s fiancé to kill himself, Isabel Drew has been nicknamed Jezebel. She is domineering, boastful, vain—and appealing sufficient to escape with it. She is starring as a princess in a medieval festival whilst her previous catches as much as her. On tiny slips of paper, threats look, promising demise to Isabel and people round her. Fearing she could be attacked, she invitations the bright Inspector Cockrill to maintain her secure after the functionality. yet her precautions come too overdue. in the course of the first exhibit, Isabel falls from her tower and is lifeless earlier than she hits the floor. She was once strangled, and the room she fell from used to be locked from the inside—a crime too bold to be attainable. yet Inspector Cockrill observed all of it, and unraveling the very unlikely is his forte.
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