The Conan Flagg Mysteries - Bundle 1
The Conan Flagg Mysteries - Bundle 15 1 5 Forfatter: M.K. Wren
CURIOSITY DIDN'T KILL THE CAT
The police called it an accident. The dead man's wife insisted it was murder. Either way it was maddeningly mysterious.
Captain Harold Jeffries, swaddled in his robe, had settled down for a cozy evening with Crime and Punishment when his wife left the house for a bridge party. An hour later he was dead. What could have induced him to dress and go out into the stormy night-much less to walk on the beach, which he hated and never went near?
Conan Flagg, proprietor of the Holliday Beach Bookshop and Rental Library, is persuaded by Jeffries' widow to investigate privately; and astonishingly, all the clues lead to Flagg's own Dickensian establishment. With passing assistance from Meg, the bookstore cat, Flagg baits a trap to catch a rat-and finds himself dangerously involved in a crime with implications far beyond this lazy seaside village.
A MULTITUDE OF SINS
"I'll be on your patio at four o'clock. If you aren't there I'll understand."
This is the gist of the mysterious plea for help that Conan Flagg finds lying on the counter of his Holliday Beach Book Shop. The writer is beautiful Isadora Canfield, a concert pianist and daughter of the late Oregon Senator John Canfield, in whose will she would become a millionairess.
Isadora wants Conan to find out who is keeping her under twenty-four-hour surveillance, but she becomes strangely quiet when asked for details of her father's death and of how she had spent the weeks following. In fact she is disinclined to talk about the family at all-not her blind stepmother or her irrepressible stepbrother or her sadly altered stepsister, Jenny, who had once been a promising artist.
Conan soon realizes that he and his gifted client are sitting on dynamite. He thinks he knows who has the matches, but he can't be sure. And proving it, is dangerous work, even for a pro like Flagg.
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