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By Jim Kelly

Our bodies are being exhumed at King's Lynn's cemetery, the bones moved to better floor to prevent flooding. but if the coffin of murdered pub landlady Nora Tilden is hauled up into the sunshine there's a grim discovery: the twisted corpse of a tender black guy, killed through a billhook blow to the top, and dumped within the grave at the evening Nora was once buried twenty-eight years past. The police are baffled via a bewildering and brutal homicide. Who was once this younger guy? was once he the sufferer of a racist crime? while DI Peter Shaw, DS George Valentine and their crew are wear the case their research first leads them to The Flask, Nora's pub simply alongside the riverbank, the place her relatives hides a couple of darkish mystery and it's quickly transparent nobody might be depended on. Will Shaw and Valentine have the capacity to get to the surprising fact in the back of the homicide earlier than it's too overdue and the ghosts from the previous declare one other sufferer?

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And if she knew Sonny Boy 44 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM hadn’t cut the hole in the fence, did she also know who had? Lavinia provided more questions than answers. “A penny for your thoughts,” said Sally, sliding onto the barstool beside me. She was wearing jeans, a red western shirt and cowboy boots. My sister the cop looked like someone who’d have no trouble wrestling a steer to the ground. ” “You certainly seemed deep in thought. ” I was changing the subject without her knowing it.

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He’s only the screenwriter, Sally. ” 47 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM 5 I’d brought my Remington portable typewriter with me from Hollywood. It was still in its case in the closet. On Thursday morning I made a gigantic gesture toward starting a new future and took it out, setting it up on one end of the small table off the kitchen. For a long time I sat in front of it, as if trying to get used to the idea that this was my new writing space instead of the office I’d rented at Columbia, that I could work at home and write books and be my own boss.

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