A Grave Mistake (Roderick Alleyn, Book 30) by Ngaio Marsh

By Ngaio Marsh

One other vintage Ngaio Marsh novel. first and foremost it regarded as though Sybil Foster had deliberately left the realm: with husbands lifeless, a daughter marrying the inaccurate guy and – it later seemed – a debilitating illness, it was once no ask yourself she took her personal existence. yet not anyone believed she used to be the kind – particularly leader Superintendent Roderick Alleyn. For the sphere was once ripe with unlucky engagements – certainly one of them a really grave mistake…

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Which convinced Ditto that Leo’s only issue was the money. “That’s right. ” Now it was out in the open, but if there was one person on this earth he could trust with a proposition like this, it was Leo. Gerhard nodded slowly, thinking it over. ” Uh-oh. ” Ditto breathed a sigh of relief. ” Ditto had already done the math. Even at ninety it was a steal. He held out his hand. ” A waiter wearing white gloves and a tux held out a round black lacquer tray to Lucas with a traditional martini glass perfectly centered.

Once the teaching was completed, all the parts would be collected and cremated and the ashes returned to the family. The recycling program had a different spin. Body parts would be donated to recipients. The brochures stressed the heartrending need for corneas, skin, and bone, playing up how much this helped the grateful recipients’ quality of life. The problem was that although the discount funeral part of the program caught on with people who couldn’t afford a traditional mortuary, to Ditto’s dismay, the option of donating bodies or body parts for medical research didn’t fly.

Gerhard rocked back onto both heels. ” “Sure. You know. People donate their bodies to science. ” Maybe some donate for that cause, but not Andy Baer. ” That could mean a thousand things, and Andy was very specific and precise. Was? Jesus, he was already thinking in the past tense. “Dr. Wong said you brought them with you,” Lucas said. ” Lucas asked. ” Gerhard’s adenoidal and whiney voice and roly-poly sloppy demeanor seemed the opposite of what Lucas expected. Then again, what did he expect, he wondered?

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