By Carolyn Hart
A Pulitzer Prize-winning ex-reporter and journalism instructor at ivy-covered Thorndyke collage, Henrietta "Henrie O" Collins calls for of her scholars an identical steadfast commitment to the fact that used to be the cornerstone of her personal illustrious occupation. So while appealing, bold Maggie Winslow makes a decision to enquire a trio of hitherto unresolved neighborhood crimes, Henrie O urges her to pursue the tale with unusual vigor.
But the talented destiny journalist's zeal can have fee her her existence. the following day Maggie's corpse is found in Lovers' Lane--the very website of 1 of the unsolved mysteries the intense younger lady used to be exploring on the time of her brutal, untimely loss of life. The police and the Thorndyke powers-that-be are rabidly opposed to Henrie O's involvement within the case. yet, for Maggie's sake, the obdurate, sixtysomething investigator is set to dredge up a previous all people turns out to need to maintain buried whether it skill putting herself firmly in a continuing killer's direction.
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Pmd 31 14/11/2005, 18:15 32 P AULINE R OWSON She flushed slightly. Her eyes darted between him and Cantelli, betraying the first sign of unease. ‘Look, I really didn’t want to bother you, inspector, but Mrs Stephens, his secretary, insisted. I am sure there’s a perfectly good reason why my husband has not returned. ’ And you’re not, thought Horton watching her closely. She held his eyes. If she read his thoughts and was embarrassed by them she didn’t show it. She lifted the coffee cup in front of her and took a sip, then pulled a face.
That way he could get something of Thurlow’s and make a quick identification. Time was critical and he didn’t mean purely in terms of tracking down the killer while the trail was still warm. He couldn’t see her going into hysterics. She wasn’t the type. Self-contained was perhaps how he might describe her; cold is what others might say. It was a description that had been levelled at him but self-containment, he knew, was a protection against being hurt. ’ he asked. ‘No I don’t, inspector. ’ Including your husband, thought Horton.
There is just one more thing. ’ She shook her head. ’ Horton handed over his card and urged her to get in touch if she heard from her husband, which he thought would be difficult unless she was clairvoyant. He was convinced that the body was Thurlow. He was also certain that Mrs Thurlow knew more than she was saying. ‘She’s a cool one,’ Cantelli said, as he turned the car in the driveway. ‘Which is more than can be said for that blessed conservatory and this car. She didn’t even offer us a drink.