By Carola Dunn
The inimitable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her husband Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher appear to get a reprieve from their sleuthing tasks after they are invited to the marriage in their good friend, Lucy Fotheringay.
Lucy's grandfather is website hosting the rite at his appealing property and so it delivers to be a standard affair with hordes of gossipy aunts and different colourful yet now not inevitably friendly kin. Daisy meets a lot of these characters and observes the resultant familial fraternization with a definite type of a laugh nonchalance. that's, until eventually Lucy's nice aunt is located strangled to demise in her mattress. Lucy, meanwhile, has prepared to satisfy her betrothed within the conservatory, but if she arrives she reveals him attempting to revive her uncle, who has died-or has he been murdered? And similar to generally celebratory get together turns suspicious. Now Daisy needs to sift via a throng of relatives-aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents- as soon as marriage ceremony site visitors and now homicide suspects. and he or she needs to locate the killer quick sooner than one other loved one turns into a corpse.
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A few moments before the lights went out. " He paused. " He looked at me as if that wasn't near enough. There wasn't much more he could tell, anyway. He hadn't seen the short man again, nor had he seen the second man in the light; he had merely seen the short form and a larger one going out during the show, which had struck him as odd. People, he said, especially men, didn't often leave while the show was on. It struck me as odd, too. Before I left him, I asked where the manager's office was. He pointed to the door I'd Page 40 Wailing Frail, A Shell Scott Detective Mystery thought was the ladies' restroom.
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I turned my head to the right. My gaze went straight out past the chair in which I'd been sitting, on by the velvet rope into the lobby, and ended at the painted red devil on the door of the men's room. "Uh-huh," I said. "Head waiter told me the short guy spotted Stone, then went in the men's room. Place would be empty during the act. Stone lit a cigarette with his lighter -- in the darkness, his face would have stood out like a house. " Only the police couldn't locate anybody who'd heard a bang, or any sound other than the usual ones.
A Mourning Wedding (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, Book 13) by Carola Dunn