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By Gilbert Adair

ISBN-10: 0571319807

ISBN-13: 9780571319800

Boxing Day circa 1935. A snowed-in manor at the very fringe of Dartmoor. A Christmas house-party. And overhead, within the attic, the useless physique of Raymond Gentry, gossip columnist and blackmailer, shot during the center. however the attic door is locked from the interior, its sole window is traversed by means of thick iron bars and, clearly, there's no signal of a assassin or a homicide weapon.

Fortunately (though, for the assassin, unfortunately), one of many visitors is the bold Evadne Mount, the bestselling writer of numerous vintage whodunits. in reality, have been she now not its presiding sleuth, THE ACT OF ROGER MURGATROYD is precisely the kind of whodunit she herself may have written.

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The Act of Roger Murgatroyd

Boxing Day circa 1935. A snowed-in manor at the very fringe of Dartmoor. A Christmas house-party. And overhead, within the attic, the lifeless physique of Raymond Gentry, gossip columnist and blackmailer, shot in the course of the center. however the attic door is locked from the interior, its sole window is traversed by means of thick iron bars and, evidently, there is not any signal of a assassin or a homicide weapon.

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S. —I can’t honestly say. A. NOIR Some of the things in your book struck me as truthful things that could help me to better myself. 8. S. —I don’t know. A subtle woman. I can change your life, Linda; I am the only one who can. * * * Three nights later he broke into her apartment. It was carefully thought out and bold. He knew that she would be attending the second Synergistics Seminar, which was scheduled to last from eight o’clock until midnight. S. Institute on 14th and Montana in Santa Monica, armed with a matchbook-size circuit breaker and wearing skin-tight rubber gloves.

Lloyd felt a sudden wave of pity; the sucker and suckee were overweight and middle-aged, and the tawdriness of the photos was a far cry from the Playboy magazines he had collected since high school. He didn’t want it to be; it was too rotten a legacy for any human being. ” Sister Sylvia barked. “This is In-famous Johnson’s house! ” Lloyd shook his head. Radio noise from a block away pounded him, causing the whole ugly moment to sway in his vision. “But you don’t understand, ma’am,” he said. “Famous entrusted this job to me.

He stood aside and let the nondescript heretic enter the building. A. NOIR Once inside, he gave his ticket to the security guard, who handed him a large cushion and pointed in the direction of the assembly room. ers and into a huge room where knots of people milled around anxiously, chattering and sizing up the new arrivals. At the back of the room he wadded his cushion up and sat down with his eyes glued to the door. She came in a moment later, setting her cushion down just a few feet away from him.

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