New PDF release: A Connoisseur's Case (Sir John Appleby, Book 20)
By Michael Innes
While John Appleby's spouse, Judith, units eyes on Scroop condominium, she insists that they introduce themselves to the vendors - a guideline that makes her occasionally reserved husband flip very faded. whilst Judith hears the village gossip concerning the grand condominium, she is much more intrigued; but if a former worker is located lifeless within the lock of the disused canal, and the tremendous wealth of Scroop's contents is published, Appleby has a gripping research on his fingers.
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That was an illegal casino, though. This was my first time in a legal 26 Parnell Hall—Favor [e-reads] one. In the illegal casino I’d lost fifty dollars. That time, of course, the wheel had probably been rigged. I figured the wheels in here probably weren’t. I also figured it probably wouldn’t make any difference. The odds are for the house, so eventually you’re going to lose, one way or another. The other thing was, all the tables, blackjack, craps and roulette, had a five dollar minimum bet. On my travel budget, that was just too steep.
I also figured if I got a ticket it would serve me right. Harold came out of the parking lot, crossed the street and went into an office building. I whipped out my pocket notebook and checked. Sure enough, that was the address MacAullif had given me for Harold’s firm. I didn’t follow Harold into the building. I didn’t want him to see me, and there would have been no point. I just stood on the sidewalk, cursing Harold, cursing MacAullif and cursing myself. I stomped off to a diner down the street, went in the men’s room, took the piss of my life and stomped back out again, without even feeling guilty that I hadn’t ordered anything.
At 8:25 the front door opened and a man came out. About thirty, 5’10”, one hundred sixty pounds, dark hair, blue eyes. I checked the photograph. Son of a bitch. It was him. Harold Dunleavy. The perpetrator himself. I’d done it. I’d identified him. Harold Dunleavy got in his car, pulled out of the driveway, turned left, drove past me, and headed back toward town. I gave him a head start, then pulled out and tagged along. 31 Parnell Hall—Favor [e-reads] There’s a trick to following someone in a car.
A Connoisseur's Case (Sir John Appleby, Book 20) by Michael Innes