By Anna Loan-Wilsey
Touring secretary Hattie Davish and her trusty typewriter alight on a small city in Illinois, the place the Civil battle may perhaps lengthy be over, yet definite mysteries refuse to be buried. . .
Hattie Davish is overjoyed to be ably aiding her filthy rich agency, Sir Arthur Windom-Greene, an English pupil who's fluent in Civil conflict heritage and tough at paintings placing jointly a definitive biography of common Cornelius Starrett. Their study takes them to Galena, Illinois, the place they fast examine that point has performed little to heal outdated conflict wounds. mistrust and betrayal appear to linger in everyone's minds, none extra so than the General's pompous son Henry. And Hattie is bound he has whatever to do with a string of unusual incidents in town—especially whilst he turns up lifeless. . .
Between her paintings for Sir Arthur, getting ready for Christmas, and unscheduled viewers from her prior, Hattie rarely has time to enquire a homicide, yet quickly she is misplaced in a labyrinth of secrets and techniques and deceit that ends up in extra questions than solutions. Henry had a knack for locating hassle and making enemies, and there's no scarcity of suspects--including Sir Arthur. Now, Hattie needs to discover the reality whereas protecting her civility in a so much uncivil scenario. . .
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The woman's voice continued, shrill and muffled. "It wasn't my brother-in-law," said Carroll irritably. "He swears he didn't peddle such information. He wouldn't have the brains to do it anyhow. And God knows my wife wouldn't think of it! " Harrison suddenly felt numb. He'd been clinging desperately to the hope that his discoveries were deceptions. He'd been lured to the shop by that hope, and then to St. Jean-surSeine and to this present place and moment. Can-oil's history had let him hope that it would all turn out to be eccentricity, or mild lunacy, or something equally reassuring.
Time Tunnel by Murray Leinster The affair of the time-tunnel began, so far as Harrison was concerned, with a series of events so improbable as to seem lunacy, but which appear to have been inevitable. In a cosmos designed to have human beings live in it, though, there would have to be some sort of safeguards against the consequences of their idiocy. The time-tunnel may have been such a safeguard. To some people, that seems a reasonable guess. It was a brisk, sunshiny Parisian afternoon when the matter really turned up.
Where are you living? What are you doing? " "I've been busy," said Harrison. He explained. "I've an elderly aunt. D. And she said that since I lived here when I was a small boyuntil I was twelve1 ought to try to get back my French. And I had a crazy sort of idea that fitted into the proposal. It was something Professor Carroll said once in a lecture. Remember him? So I came over to get back my French and dig up the material for my thesis. My aunt is pleased. " Harrison was silent a moment. Then he changed the subject.