A Lively Game of Death (Hilary Quayle Mysteries, Book 1) by Marvin Kaye

By Marvin Kaye

The frantic fun-and-games surroundings of latest York's annual Toy reasonable is the ironic surroundings for this story of homicide and business intrigue.
Hilary Quayle is an enticing, younger public family advisor who has lengthy harbored the need to be a detective. it truly is with little urging, accordingly, that she turns into concerned with attempting to ferret out the economic secret agent who's ruining one in every of her most sensible consumers, Trim Tram Toys.
On the hole morning of the Toy reasonable, the layout for a brand new toy is stolen, and the initial research results in the invention of the physique of the top suspect. the answer to either crimes lies in reading the which means of the Scrabble tiles present in the lifeless man's hand. completely intrigued, Hilary resolves to unravel the crime and current the police with an excellent fait accompli. She is aided by means of her secretary, a guy as ingenious as she. the 2 have just a couple of hours during which to resolve the more and more advanced set of clues prior to the police needs to be called.
The plot twists and turns, first implicating one worker, then one other. At one aspect all symptoms element to Hilary herself. The removal of 2 extra suspects, a blackmail plot, and a newly merry widow mix to additional complicate concerns and make a full of life online game of loss of life a demanding puzzle for all video games gamers.

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When she came in just now I started to ask her what happened yesterday after she left the office. I wanted to tell her she had left her purse here, but now . . ” “All right,” Tragg said wearily, “line up, you folks. ” Mason said, by way of explanation, “This is Lieutenant Tragg of the police. ” The women lined up. ” Tragg asked Gertie. Gertie said, “I don’t know. ” Mason glanced meaningly at Adelle Hastings, who was in the line. “All of you can go,” he said. ” “Hey, wait a minute,” Tragg said, “I want Mrs.

Adelle Hastings stepped out into the corridor. Tragg motioned Mason to come along with them. “I want you to come along, Perry. I don’t want you to say anything. Just hang back where you won’t be in the way, but I want to be sure you aren’t giving anyone any signals. And you, too, Della. ” It was only after Mason and Della had followed Tragg’s instructions that Tragg noticed the crowd of women in front of the door of Mason’s reception room. ” Tragg asked. ” “We’ll go take a look,” Mason said. “First,” Tragg said, “we’ll just let Mrs.

Yes, you can tell them. Perhaps that will be best, after all. ” She hung up and turned to Mason. ” Mason asked. “I . . I guess subconsciously I’ve been fearing it, Mr. ,’ Mason said, “You may not have much time. ” “He went out there and let himself into the house. My husband was in bed. He’d been shot twice in the head, apparently while he was asleep. He’s - . ” Adelle Hastings started to cry. Again the telephone rang. Della Street answered and said to Mason, “Huntley Banner is calling. ” “Right now,” Mason said.

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