By Marvin Kaye
The frantic fun-and-games surroundings of latest York's annual Toy reasonable is the ironic environment for this story of homicide and business intrigue.
Hilary Quayle is an enticing, younger public family members advisor who has lengthy harbored the need to be a detective. it really is with little urging, as a result, that she turns into focused on attempting to ferret out the economic undercover agent who's ruining considered one of her most sensible 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 best suspect. the answer to either crimes lies in analyzing 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 means 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 complicated set of clues ahead of the police has to be called.
The plot twists and turns, first implicating one worker, then one other. At one element all symptoms element to Hilary herself. The removing of 2 extra suspects, a blackmail plot, and a newly merry widow mix to extra complicate issues and make a full of life online game of loss of life a demanding puzzle for all video games gamers.
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I finally got to school around ten fifteen. I slipped into the classroom as quietly as I could. Mr. Hambleton was reading what sounded like a poem. Something to do with the sea, bizarrely. He raised his voice to quash the swell of catcalls that greeted my entrance and gestured to my seat without pausing to ask for an explanation. I looked over my shoulder at Freya’s desk. Empty. I felt sick. ” I glanced sideways at the class clown, Ryan Garvey. He pulled his collar away from his neck and placed two fingers where the bite holes ought to go.
Too distant,” he said, with a shake of his head. A black cloud formed over Josie’s space. ” He spread his fingers to enlarge a pic. ” said Candy. ” “I might be able to work with it,” he said. ” He glanced at me again as he flipped out the memory card. Before any of us could object, he’d fed the card into a slot on his camera and was busily uploading Josie’s images. Meanwhile, Candy turned to Mom again. “Could we have a picture of Michael, anyway? Just as a backup. ” She grinned like a weather girl predicting sunny spells.
Said Candy. ” “I might be able to work with it,” he said. ” He glanced at me again as he flipped out the memory card. Before any of us could object, he’d fed the card into a slot on his camera and was busily uploading Josie’s images. Meanwhile, Candy turned to Mom again. “Could we have a picture of Michael, anyway? Just as a backup. ” She grinned like a weather girl predicting sunny spells. Mom’s chest expanded with air. ” I just wanted to be done with it now so I could go to school and forget about the cliff.
A Lively Game of Death (Hilary Quayle Mysteries, Book 1) by Marvin Kaye