By Michael Innes
Sir John Appleby's son, Bobby, assumes his father's detective position during this baffling crime. while Bobby unearths a useless guy in a bunker on a golfing path, he notices whatever relatively strange—the first finger of the man's correct hand is lacking. a tender lady methods the scene and provides to monitor the physique whereas Bobby is going for support, but if he returns with the police in tow, the physique and the lady are lacking.
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Extra resources for An Awkward Lie (Sir John Appleby, Book 26)
He sat smiling happily at the thought. There was something strangely likeable about the young man. He had a round face and an absurdly small black moustache that gave one the impression of being marooned in the middle of a desert. Carlotta Adams, I noticed, had an eye on him, and it was after a glance in his direction that she rose and broke up the party. “It was just sweet of you to come up here,” said Jane. ” “No,” said Miss Adams. “I'm afraid I always plan a thing out very carefully before I do it.
His gaze swept to her table. ” he said, smiling. ” “You could do it better than most,” I rejoined. “It is a very pretty faith that you have in me, Hastings. It touches me. Do you not know, my friend, that each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desires and aptitudes? Mais oui, c'est vrai. ” “Not Hercule Poirot,” I said smiling. “Even Hercule Poirot! Oh! ” I laughed. ” “It is so. Except - I confess it - that I am a little proud of my moustaches. ” “You're quite safe,” I said dryly.
Now I could have sworn you were a chap called Spencer Jones. Dear old Spencer Jones. Met him at the Eton and Harrow and borrowed a fiver from him. What I say is one face is very like another face - that's what I say. ” He shook his head sadly, then cheered up suddenly and drank off some more champagne. ” This reflection seemed to cause him such elation that he presently made several remarks of a hopeful character. “Look on the bright side, my boy,” he adjured me. “What I say is, look on the bright side.