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Captain Arthur Hastings, invalided within the nice conflict, is recovering as a visitor of John Cavendish at types courtroom, the 'country-place' of John's autocratic previous aunt, Emily Inglethorpe -- she of a significant fortune, and so lately remarried to a guy 20 years her junior. whilst Emily's surprising center assault is located to be caused by strychnine, Hastings recruits an outdated good friend, now retired, to assist within the neighborhood research. With impeccable timing, Hercule Poirot, the well-known Belgian detective, makes his dramatic front into the pages of crime literature.
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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.