A Fête Worse Than Death (Jack Haldean, Book 1) by Dolores Gordon-Smith

By Dolores Gordon-Smith

It's 1922 and Jack Haldean, younger crime author and previous Royal Flying Corps pilot, is having fun with the neighborhood fete on a gorgeous summer's day in rural Sussex. yet then Jack's fellow officer, Jeremy Boscombe, is located lifeless within the fortune teller's tent and later an analogous day Boscombe's shady buddy, Reggie Morton, is murdered within the village pub. Jack's look for the reality will lead him again to the conflict of the Somme and an act of bad betrayal.

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It is Sir Roger le Tourneur's chase there. We stayed out all day, and as we were coming back through the forest in the early evening—" Thus far he had gone slowly, feeling his way past the need for mentioning Hunyate and their secret errand there. The record sounded satisfactorily complete; he went on with growing confidence to tell all the rest of the story truthfully, even to his own hysterical fit of temper in the mews, of which he was not proud. His voice gathered angry way, pouring out the passionate grievance he had against the injustice of Adam's sentence.

He leaned forward eagerly to the soft coolness of the night, and trod more steadily with every yard of shadow that slid away behind them. In the deep archway of the water-gate they were covered from sight. Harry unbarred the wicket, and they stepped through into the grass of the meadow. From the gate to the copse along the river bank was not far, and the bailey wall screened them. They drew the first breath of freedom warily, knowing how tenuous was their hold upon it; and eagerly, with linked arms, they began to hobble towards the shelter of the trees.

The third was covered with an awning of the same cloth, and had at the front a cushioned seat prepared. The awning was merely a span from side to side of the wain, stretched upon wooden struts, open at front and back. The cart was agreeably deep, and if the load was cloth it would be reasonably soft lying. His eyes began to brighten, and shone with flecks of gold. "Those are our carts," said an insinuating voice at his shoulder. The child with the ball had a doll, too, now, a small wooden copy of herself, down to the blue shoes.

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