By Edmund Crispin
Publish yr note: First released 1953
Burglary, homicide, mysterious disappearances... are you able to locate the clues in an effort to resolve those curious crimes? How acute are your powers of belief? Do they start to compare these of Gervase Fen, Oxford don and sleuth perfect? those 16 brief tales are vintage examples of Fen's mastery of his art-solving the main insoluble cries the place even the simplest brains within the police strength are frankly baffled. in addition they let you flex your individual crime-solving muscle mass: every one tale comprises the entire clues had to expect the result, utilizing good judgment and customary sense... with slightly ingenuity thrown in!
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Come, take a look around. " Kay's bedroom was a large, pleasant one. From the window was a good view of the coffee-covered slopes that rose gently to meet the steep, grooved sides of Mt. Hualalai. "You see, I have a view, too," Kay said. " Sam stood for a moment looking out the window. Then he wandered back to the office. On an end table by the sofa, he glimpsed the letter his aunt had been reading. He couldn't help noticing the words that were printed in large black letters on the plain white paper.
Nobody knows," Malia answered. " Sara breathed a sigh of relief. " Page 22 Sam gave a hoot of laughter. " "Wel-l-l, not exactly," Sara replied slowly. " Kay went on with the story. "I'm not superstitious either, Sam, but according to Auntie Tura, trouble did come to Captain's Cove. Peter Jensen's only child, a daughter named Grace, fell in love with a Hawaiian boy, much to her father's disapproval. She married her lover secretly but lived on at Captain's Cove until he could earn enough money for them to live on their own.
Kay laughed. "I'm glad you're here, both of you. " When the twins looked shocked, Kay added quickly, "Oh, I don't mean by an idol or by the old gods. " Sam blinked and wondered what Aunt Kay meant by that. Whatever she meant, it sounded ominous. But he didn't have a chance to find out because Kay added quickly, "We'd better stop this talk about curses and idols or you two will be leaving on the next plane out of Hilo. I only meant to tell you the history of Captain's Cove. " Page 26 3 The Watcher That night before she went to bed, Sara curled up in the chair by her window.