By James Anderson

ISBN-10: 0749079533

ISBN-13: 9780749079536

The Earl of Burford hosts one other a bit batty, completely baffling residence party....
George Henry Alwyn Saunders, twelfth in his line, has taken a complicated to motion pictures. he is approximately killed with satisfaction whilst a film tycoon desires Alderly, the Burfords' seventeenth century kingdom property, for the set of a brand new Rex Ransom epic. The bronzed, good-looking celebrity has lengthy delighted the crazy lord with remarkable deeds at the silver screen.
Less than extremely joyful is the Countess, who is all at once taking part in hostess to a Hollywood crowd and a becoming visitor checklist that features a long-lost cousin and a shady moment wife, suitors for the Burford's willful daughter girl Geraldine, an eccentric screenwriter protesting the pirating of his paintings, a sultry, sparky femme fatale, a certified blackmailer....
Oh certain, roles from James L. Anderson's first zany whodunit, The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg snug, are reprised by way of Merryweather, ther imperturbable relations butler, and the perspicacious Ins. Wilkins of the Westshire constabulary. And what does a mutilated mink coat need to do with anything?....
Nothing can most sensible the merrily murderous Thirties condo celebration for a puzzler!

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A long weekend with Gerry. And surely a chance to win her. She must at the very least be meaning to give him that opportunity — an opportunity when she would be free from the presence of that twerp Quartus. * * * * Hugh Quartus hung up and stood gazing at the telephone, a suspicious frown on his pale, slender-featured face. His dark, deep-set eyes were thoughtful. Why now, at this late date, had she asked him? Was he a replacement for somebody who'd cried off? No - she must know dozens of socially gifted young toffs, who would fill that bill much better than be would.

He threw his luggage into the sidecar and took from it a scarf, goggles, cap and gauntlets. These donned, he was ready. Wrapped up though he was, it was going to be a fearfully cold trip. He was tempted, even at this stage, to go by train. But no; this way he'd have independence of movement. Without the bike, he'd be stuck in the heart of the country and utterly reliant on his hosts for transportation. Besides, he'd save a few shillings this way - always an important consideration. The superbly tuned engine of the little motor-bike started at first kick.

Rex Ransom, Lavinia. ' The Countess was unimpressed. ' 'What's to prevent him? Plenty of open days. ' 'You don't understand. ' Lord Burford seemed to have swollen visibly with pride. ' 'Oh, I suppose he wants to make one of those absurd talkies here. ' The Earl's jaw dropped. ' Lord Burford gave a squawk of dismay. 'I can't do that! Turn away Rex Ransom? ' 'Oh, dear. Well, I suppose if you want the man here you'll have to have him. But only him. ' 'I can hardly write to the chap and say Ransom can come but not him.

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