By Anne Perry
No breath of scandal has ever touched the aristocratic Moidore family–until Sir Basil’s attractive widowed daughter is stabbed to dying in her personal mattress, a stunning, incomprehensible tragedy.
Inspector William Monk is ordered to enquire in a way that might supply the least attainable soreness to the influential kin. yet Monk, marvelous and bold, is handicapped via lingering lines of amnesia and via the craven ineptitude of his manager, who would favor not anything higher than to work out Monk fail. With assistance from nurse Hester Latterly, a innovative younger girl who served with Florence Nightingale within the Crimea, Monk gropes warily throughout the silence and shadows that imprecise the case, figuring out that with each one step he comes in the direction of the appalling fact.
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I stopped and stared but he walked on without me. I hurried to catch up. “Back when Byrdie and her mama first came to Piney Grove to worship, there was an old busybody in the congregation by the name of Ethel Cox. She had something ill to say about everybody. My mama was in charge of organizing the bake sale that year and she held a meeting at our house. Well, there wasn’t much talk about a bake sale that night. It was stuffy so Mama had opened the windows. I stood outside smoking and heard the whole thing.
He’ll never leave Bloodroot Mountain because the Cotters have lived here for generations, but I wonder if he ever wants to dust his hands of this place and move on. Millertown was the big city to me back then, before I went to Knoxville with Daddy once to buy a washing machine. Now I see it for what it really is, a country town with old houses and glass-sprinkled lots and the smokestacks of dirty-looking factories looming over everything. The buildings on Main Street are falling into disrepair but they still have character, with tall windows and painted brick and arched doorways.
One time I caught him off by hisself hid in the corn patch, reading a book of poems. His face got red as a beet and he flew so mad I thought he was going to fight me, just because I knowed he liked to read poems. ” Mr. Barnett talked about Myra’s granny, too. He said he could see why Macon was drawn to Byrdie, even though she wasn’t much to look at. She was brash and sassy and tough. “I seen her bury every one of her children and take to her bed for months at a time,” Mr. Barnett said. “But someway she always got back on her feet.