By Marvin Kaye
The frantic fun-and-games surroundings of recent York's annual Toy reasonable is the ironic environment for this story of homicide and business intrigue.
Hilary Quayle is an enticing, younger public kin advisor who has lengthy harbored the will to be a detective. it truly is with little urging, consequently, that she turns into all for attempting to ferret out the commercial secret agent who's ruining certainly one of her top consumers, Trim Tram Toys.
On the hole morning of the Toy reasonable, the layout for a brand new toy is stolen, and the initial research ends up in the invention of the physique of the major suspect. the answer to either crimes lies in reading the that means of the Scrabble tiles present in the lifeless man's hand. completely intrigued, Hilary resolves to unravel the crime and current the police with an excellent fait accompli. She is aided by way of her secretary, a guy as ingenious as she. the 2 have just a couple of hours during which to resolve the more and more advanced set of clues earlier than the police needs to be called.
The plot twists and turns, first implicating one worker, then one other. At one element all symptoms aspect to Hilary herself. The removal of 2 extra suspects, a blackmail plot, and a newly merry widow mix to additional complicate issues and make a full of life video game of dying a demanding puzzle for all video games avid gamers.
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Hambleton’s exasperation, I managed to inject a meaningful question. ” The other kids looked at me as if I’d defected to a foreign power. Why the sudden interest in Freya Zielinski? Mr. Hambleton took a moment to think. “I’m not sure I’m at liberty to discuss that, Michael. Right, let’s get on. ” I swung my school bag onto my desk, giving Ryan enough cover to pass me a note: Blood transfusion, it said. What? I mouthed. Freya’s operation, he mouthed right back. I wadded up the paper and threw it at his big, dense skull.
Well, you’re here, that’s all that matters. ” He was about to go striding back to the front. ” “Avoiding sunlight,” someone muttered. Mr. Hambleton let the taunt pass. ” “Bet she’s staked him,” someone else said. And even though the logic didn’t really add up, the class collapsed in laughter again. ” Mr. Hambleton had reached his limit. He glared at the bigmouths and troublemakers. “I have it on good authority that Freya went through a difficult, lifethreatening operation when she was younger.
I’ve seen her around,” Josie babbled on. “Mad hair, like it’s been cut with a hedge trimmer. Massive sleep bags under her eyes. Slums about in a hoodie. ” She stuck out her tongue. ” Mom had heard enough. She put the radio on to break up the argument. “She’s no one,” I said to my reflection in the glass. The pale-skinned goth who sketched pictures of dragons. The freak who’d left behind an orphan dog. Freya Zielinski, victim of a horrible bone-crushing death. She was no one. No one at all. I finally got to school around ten fifteen.
A Lively Game of Death (Hilary Quayle Mysteries, Book 1) by Marvin Kaye