By Martin Edwards
They halted just about the water’s side. This used to be their vacation spot. This was once the Serpent Pool. And right here, six years in the past, Bethany Friend’s physique have been found.
The Lake District’s chilly case professional, DCI Hannah Scarlett, is decided to discover the reality at the back of an obvious suicide within the Serpent Pool a few years in the past. Why could Bethany, so fearful of water, drown herself? Hannah fears that her companion, bookseller Marc Amos, is maintaining darkish secrets and techniques. Does he carry the main to Bethany’s earlier – and why used to be his top shopper burnt to demise in an Ullswater boathouse?
Hannah nonetheless consists of a torch for Daniel type, who's gaining knowledge of Thomas De Quincey and the heritage of homicide. as soon as Daniel and Hannah suspect connections among Bethany’s drowning and a present series of killings, dying comes dangerously with regards to home.
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I didn’t imagine it,” said Tess. “Something with fingers caught hold of my ankle. ” Tess’s tense expression relaxed and lightened into a smile. She was fighting this. “I’m sorry, Mr. Clarke. I won’t be a spoilsport. And, after all, what did anybody expect? That’s what we’re here for, isn’t it? ” “But—” “There was something there, Mr. Clarke. ” Two doors opened into the hall, one at the left and one at the right. We looked toward the door at the left, because a light had been switched on there.
This is Mrs. ” smiled Gwyneth. “I’ve been so wanting to meet you, Miss Fraser. I’m your chaperon, you know. You must be tired after that drive. ” “Thanks,” said Tess. ” The room at the left of the hall, it appeared, was the drawing-room. It was very long and spacious, with two of the big windows opening on the front driveway. Evidently as a concession to modernity, it had been furnished with rich but subdued heaviness: fitted carpet, deep chairs upholstered in wine-colored velvet, fat-bowled Chinese lamps on the side tables.
Clarke. But I could be much more keen about a week end in the country if it weren’t such foul weather. Just look at those windows! ” 45 Clarke stared at her. ” “Certainly not. That house has been vacant for upwards of seventeen years. It will take more than a month to put it in anything like a decent state of repair. No, no, no. I was merely, like a crafty host, planning ahead. ” He drew out a pocket diary and leafed through the pages. “What would you say to a Whitsuntide party? Whitsunday, this year, falls on May 17th.
The Serpent Pool (Lake District Mystery, Book 4) by Martin Edwards