By Agatha Christie
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with interest whilst the Gazette advertises “A homicide is introduced and should ensue on Friday, October twenty ninth, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.”
A infantile useful comic story? Or a spiteful hoax? not able to withstand the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks on the appointed time whilst, all at once, the lighting fixtures exit and a gun is fired. once they come again on, a ugly scene is printed. An most unlikely crime? in basic terms pass over Marple can resolve it.
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Hardy. " "I've heard of the place," admitted Frank. " "Bad enough. Well, I've been checking up on Ollie Jacobs and Newt Pipps and I've learned that they make that place their headquarters. " declared Frank. "I'm sure they know something about this business. What do you say, Joe? " "Better be careful," advised Fenton Hardy. " "We'll watch our step," promised Frank. "Don't worry. We've got to clear up those mail robberies to clear ourselves, and I think the quickest way to go about it is to follow up the Ducroy gang.
Smuff nodded portentously. " he asked. "Last person in the world we ever thought would come down to welcome us," declared Chet. "I tell you, Mr. Smuff, we sure appre-iiate this. " He turned to the Hardy boys. "I've been sent down here to give you a message as soon as you got in," he informed them. " exclaimed Joe. " "The chief. " The Hardy boys stared at the detective in amazement. "The chief? " ejaculated Frank. " demanded Joe. Smuff looked very mysterious. "You'll know all about it when you get there,'' he said.
This plane is designed to carry baggage, and if that space is empty, we'll never be noticed. I think we can get away with it, provided we have any luck at all. It's easily our best chance of keeping in touch with Ducroy and his gang. " Frank made up his mind. "I'm with you, Joe. And now's our chance. " It seemed a mad scheme, but the brothers knew the importance of keeping close to Ducroy and his friends. Some crime had been planned for the night of the twenty-eighth, and the Hardy boys knew they must not lose track of their quarry for a momeut.
A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple Mysteries, Book 5) by Agatha Christie