A Family Affair (Sir John Appleby, Book 24) by Michael Innes

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By Michael Innes

Over a interval of 20 years, a chain of hugely difficult paintings hoaxes were perpetrated at conscientiously time durations, and in each one case, the sufferer has an exceptional explanation for preserving quiet. Inspector Appleby's curiosity is kindled by means of an fun dinner-party anecdote. whilst he enlists assistance from his spouse and son, the consequent research is actually a kinfolk affair. The scenes shift quickly among excellent stately houses and the not-so-glorious paintings gallery of the irrepressibly doubtful Hildebert Braunkopf.

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Ll be back.? What did you do after supper?? I went to work on the engine. I saw straight away that there was an oil leak, and as I wanted to set off this morning I began to mend it.? He was casting watchful glances at them each in turn, with the mistrustful air of people who are used to dealing with the Law. When did you finish the job?? t finish it, not until this morning.? Where were you when you heard cries?? He scratched his head, staring at the great gleaming spotless deck. First I went up once to smoke a cigarette and see if Anneke was asleep.?

As if someone was falling into the Seine?? Yes, monsieur.? And then?? I went up the ladder and stuck my head through the hatchway.? What did you see?? Two men running towards the car?? So there really was a car?? Yes, monsieur. A red car. A Peugeot 403.? Was it light enough for you to make it out?? s a street lamp just above the wall.? What were the two men like?? One was a short man in a light-coloured raincoat, and he had broad shoulders.? And the other?? t see him so clearly because he got into the car first.

What time was it? Where were you? Tell us everything that happened during the evening. You had moored by the quay shortly before nightfall?? s right.? Did you notice a vagrant under the bridge?? s not the sort of thing one notices. s nearly always some of them.? What did you do next?? We had our supper, Hubert and Anneke and me?? s Hubert?? s my brother. He works with me. s my wife. s Anna but we call her Anneke?? And then?? My brother put on his good suit and went to a dance. t he?? How old is he??

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