By Edmund Crispin
Oxford don and part-time detective Gervase Fen is within the city of Tolnbridge the place he's fortunately bounding round with a butterfly internet till the cathedral organist is murdered, giving Fen the opportunity to play sleuth. monitoring down the wrongdoer pleases Fen immensely. in basic terms the reader could have a greater time.
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Oxford don and part-time detective Gervase Fen is within the city of Tolnbridge the place he's fortunately bounding round with a butterfly web until eventually the cathedral organist is murdered, giving Fen the opportunity to play sleuth. monitoring down the wrongdoer pleases Fen immensely. purely the reader can have a greater time.
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He regretted it the moment it was out. “Tom Jones? Never heard of it. A book, is it? Don’t get much time for reading. ” “I mean, I introduced myself, so I thought you—” “Oh, yes, of course. Geoffrey Vintner. ” “What do you mean—Oh, I see. But it occurs to me now, you know, that we really ought to have stayed and seen the police. ” Geoffrey became suddenly bored with this line of thought. ” “And our friend,” said Fielding, “was presumably trying to stop you. ” He wiped his brow again. Geoffrey, however, was distracted, idly musing on a Passacaglia and Fugue commissioned from him for the New Year.
I wish you’d remember,” said Geoffrey a trifle peevishly, “that I’m the object of all this. ” No notice was taken of this. “And that means,” Fielding continued impassively, “that the typewriter they used is somewhere in this neighbourhood—damn it, no it doesn’t, though. ” The failure of his calculation threw him into a profound despondency; he stared dejectedly at his feet. Geoffrey meanwhile was carrying out an inventory of the other persons in the compartment. The man opposite, who had been so helpful over Fen’s butterfly-net, had a well-to-do professional air.
The trains are almost always late nowadays,” he added, feeling his previous remark to be by itself an insufficient contribution to the general entertainment. “Inevitably,” said the clergyman, contributing his mite. ” He turned to the woman with the baby. “Have you a long journey, madam? ” “I’m going further west than the rest of you,” said the mother. “Much further west,” she added. Her tone expressed a determination to remain in her seat as far west as possible, even if the train should be driven over Lands End and into the sea.
Holy Disorders by Edmund Crispin