By Rhys Bowen
Booklet five within the Constable Evans series.
The descent by way of a gaggle of selfish, flamboyant filmmakers on a small city has been the setup for a couple of novels and some video clips. Rhys Bowen takes her crack at it with a tidy little tale a few crew of documentarians who invade a small village in Wales to seize the elevating of a sunken German bomber on movie. Llanfair is surrounded through deserted mineshafts, and while the bombastic manufacturer Grantley Smith is located murdered in a single of them, Constable Evan Evans, Bowen's sequence hero, stumbles down quite a lot of lifeless ends earlier than he uncovers the reason.
Finding facts of a stash of work from the nationwide Gallery that have been hidden on the scene of the homicide, Evan uncovers a decades-old plot regarding paintings forgery that doesn't fairly have a lot to do with the homicide other than accident. It does, in spite of the fact that, retain the narrative relocating, as does a love affair among the constable and the schoolteacher, who seems to were married to 1 of the filmmakers. All's good that ends well.
About the Author
RHYS BOWEN is writer of the Anthony and Agatha Award-winning Molly Murphy mysteries, the Edgar Award-nominated Evan Evans sequence, and the Royal Spyness sequence. Born in England, she lives in San Rafael, California.
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She voiced the opinion that I was an ignoramus. I had to concur. I promised her I would lay off gambling and concentrate on the very important MacAullif’s daughter case. I also told her I was defraying my expenses by knocking off photo assignments for Richard. That mollified her somewhat. I was glad. It sure as hell didn’t mollify me. I got off the phone and went back to take up my vigil. Nothing much seemed to be happening. The front of Harold’s office building looked pretty much the same as it had when he’d gone in.
The only blackjack I’d ever played was for fun with friends at college, and I’d always lost. I’d played roulette once. That was the only time in my life I’d ever been in a casino. 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.
I gave her my best smile. ” “Out for the day,” she snapped, and immediately turned to attack the page in the typewriter. I went out the door, wondering if the secretary could be considered an improvement over Wendy and Cheryl or just a change. I decided I would have to observe her for accuracy before I could make a proper judgment. I also went out with my obvious theory having been tested and having proven true. Harold Dunleavy had hired the Weasel to spy on his wife. I went back to my post outside Harold’s office and called MacAullif.