A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey

By Josephine Tey

A woman's physique is located at the English seacoast, and twisted in her hair is a piece of writing screaming homicide. For Inspector Alan provide, the case turns into a nightmare, as too many clues and too many causes come up.

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Talking about 'the body,' when all the time it was Chris. Chris! And now all this mystery and suspicion. " Grant opened a cardboard box on the table and exhibited a black button of the kind used for men's coats. " And around the neck, close to the button, was twined a thin strand of bright hair. Tisdall was on his feet, both hands on the table edge, staring down at the object. "You think someone drowned her? I mean—like that! But that isn't mine. There are thousands of buttons like that. " "I don't think anything, Mr.

Disappearing seemed easier. I could drop out quite easily. ' and they'd just take it for granted that I was in some of the other corners of the world where their sort went, and that they'd run into me one of these days. I was supposed to be suffocatingly rich, you see, and it was easier to drop out and leave them thinking of me like that than to stay and be laughed at when the truth began to dawn on them. I paid my bills, and that left me with fifty-seven pounds. I thought I'd have one last gamble then, and see if I could pick up enough to start me off on the new level.

I not much in my line, I'm afraid: swimming before breakfast. " The sergeant nodded, noncommittal. " "I don't know. She told me last night that she was going to the Gap for a swim if she woke early. " "I see. Well, Mr. " "Yes. Yes, certainly. " He got to his feet and together and in silence they traversed the beach, climbed the steps at the Gap, and came on the car where Tisdall said he had left it: in the shade of the trees where the track ended. It was a beautiful car, if a little too opulent.

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