By Josephine Tey
A woman's physique is located at the English seacoast, and twisted in her hair is an editorial screaming homicide. For Inspector Alan provide, the case turns into a nightmare, as too many clues and too many causes come up.
Read or Download A Shilling for Candles PDF
Best police procedurals books
Judgement day will come. .. it really is only a subject of time. Maryhas been slaving away for the previous 8 years attempting to make associate in her cutthroat Philadelphia legislations company. She's too busy to fret in regards to the crank cell calls that she's been getting-until they fall right into a sinister trend. the telephone earrings once she will get to paintings, then once she will get domestic.
A lately murdered American parallels a centuries-earlier murdered Spanish sailor once they seem to proportion a similar intent in this reissue of the second one booklet within the seriesAn American veteran of the D-Day landings on a sentimental trip together with his outdated unit to their base is the final body archaeologist Neil Watson expects to discover within the ruins of an previous chapel.
It’s a sweltering summer time in Sweden and leader Inspector Van Veeteren is lengthy past due for a vacation while a secretive and doubtful spiritual sect comes below research. one in every of its contributors, a woman at the cusp of formative years, is located lifeless within the wooded area close to their vacation camp, brutally raped and strangled; the invention of her physique has been phoned in through an nameless caller.
- The Girl of His Dreams (Commissario Brunetti, Book 17)
- Judgment Day (Mike Daley Mystery)
- A Maiden's Grave
- The Last Witness (Mars Barh Mysteries, Book 3)
- CSI: Sin City
Extra resources for A Shilling for Candles
I said: 'Yes. ' She said: 'A bit off my route. ' Well, it was one solution. I couldn't go on standing there, and I couldn't think of a water-tight tale that would get me a bed in a friend's house. Besides, I felt far away from all that crowd already. So I got in without thinking much about it. She was charming to me. I didn't tell her all I'm telling you, but she soon found out I was broke to the wide. I began to explain, but she said: 'All right, I don't want to know. Let's accept each other on face value.
What I hadn't reckoned with was that you can't pawn things in the west-end on a Saturday midnight. And you can't take to the road in evening things without being conspicuous. So I was standing there, as I said, feeling resentful about these five pennies and wondering what I was to do about my clothes and a place to sleep. I was standing by the traffic lights at the Aldwych, just before you turn around into Lancaster Place, when a car was pulled up by the red lights. " "I didn't know her name, then.
There was nothing for it but tramping. I wasn't much put out at the thought of tramping—it would be a change—but you can't tramp with twenty-seven pounds in the bank, so I decided to blue it all in one grand last night. I promised myself that I'd finish up without a penny in my pocket. Then I'd pawn my evening things for some suitable clothes and hit the road. What I hadn't reckoned with was that you can't pawn things in the west-end on a Saturday midnight. And you can't take to the road in evening things without being conspicuous.