By Parnell Hall
Whilst nerdy cruciverbalist Harvey Beerbaum throws a birthday bash for Cora Felton on the Bakerhaven Library, it's no shock that the center piece, a major cake embellished like a crossword puzzle, is an entire bust--until a corpse thrown from the second one flooring stacks hits it useless heart and fills in 14 down. Cora could hate birthdays nearly up to she hates crossword puzzles--but by way of fixing crimes, not anyone can carry a candle to the Puzzle woman.
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Mrs Bitton, of course. ' muttered the General. `You mean to say there's something between Driscoll and .. H'm. Yes. It fits, I suppose. ' `I haven't any proof. ' Hadley rubbed his chin, 'Still, let's take it as a hypothesis for the moment, and work back. Let's assume Larkin was shadowing Mrs Bitton.... Now, this White Tower, General. That's the biggest and most important one isn't it? ' `Well, yes ... ' `The Wakefield Tower. Yes. ' said Mason, excitedly. `I've got it. Mrs Bitton went to see the Crown Jewels.
It would entail so much awkwardness, you see. And I dislike violating hospitality in that fashion. Don't misunderstand me. ' Arbor took off his delicate eyeglasses and polished them with a white silk handkerchief. He was easy, smug, and half smiling now. The black eyebrows were wrinkled with amusement. 'Let me tell you a story, Inspector. ' Before I came to England I went to Philadelphia and looked up Mr Joseph McCartney, of Mount Airy Avenue, who owns the property on which the manuscript was found.
Arbor took off his delicate eyeglasses and polished them with a white silk handkerchief. He was easy, smug, and half smiling now. The black eyebrows were wrinkled with amusement. 'Let me tell you a story, Inspector. ' Before I came to England I went to Philadelphia and looked up Mr Joseph McCartney, of Mount Airy Avenue, who owns the property on which the manuscript was found. For the fact that it was found there I had the testimony of three honest labouring men. I laid my case with a tolerable degree of frankness before Mr McCartney.