By James Anderson

The Earl of Burford hosts one other somewhat batty, completely baffling apartment party....
George Henry Alwyn Saunders, twelfth in his line, has taken a complicated to movies. he is approximately killed with pride while a film magnate wishes Alderly, the Burfords' seventeenth century state property, for the set of a brand new Rex Ransom epic. The bronzed, good-looking megastar has lengthy delighted the crazy lord with fantastic deeds at the silver screen.
Less than delighted is the Countess, who is unexpectedly enjoying hostess to a Hollywood crowd and a transforming into visitor record that features a long-lost cousin and a shady moment wife, suitors for the Burford's willful daughter girl Geraldine, an eccentric screenwriter protesting the pirating of his paintings, a sultry, sparky femme fatale, a certified blackmailer....
Oh certain, roles from James L. Anderson's first zany whodunit, The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg comfortable, are reprised by way of Merryweather, ther imperturbable family members butler, and the perspicacious Ins. Wilkins of the Westshire constabulary. And what does a mutilated mink coat need to do with anything?....
Nothing can most sensible the merrily murderous Thirties condo get together for a puzzler!

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Clear conscience, I suppose. ' The nearest thing so far to animation or surprise came over Sebastian's face. ' He stared at his sherry glass. ' 'Count? No. ' Lord Burford's eye bulged. ' Sebastian blinked. 'Oh, no. Thought you meant money. ' You don't? ' 'Oh, no. Not at all. Never. ' He smiled. 'Great Scott! I could have sworn . ' He turned and raised his voice a little. 'Lavinia, you said Sebastian here was a sheep farmer. ' Cecily said gently, 'Oh, I'm sorry. I should have explained. It was Philip, my first husband, who was the sheep farmer.

Not yet. But I got my eye on several joints. ' Haggermeir picked up a large and heavy book, which he passed to Rex. Rex opened it and saw that it consisted of photographs of old English country houses and castles, each accompanied by a page of descriptive text. Haggermeir said, 'We'll need several places, but the most important will be the one that serves as your home. ' Rex turned the leaves until he came to several pictures of a lovely house set in tree-dotted parkland. It was built basically in the form of three sides of a rectangle, was three stories tall, but with two-storey extensions projecting from the east and west wings.

Gerry asked. ' 'I was talking to old Josh earlier. ' 'Well, I've never known him wrong about the weather in forty years. ' Gerry suddenly spoke absently. Her father looked at her closely. 'Oh, lor', don't say you're going off into another brown study. ' She nodded. ' 'Marry? ' Lord Burford frowned. 'But - but that's what it's all about, isn't it? ' 'Not at all. ' The Earl raised a hand to his brow in bewilderment. ' 'Usually. But not always. Not the first time. Every girl should have one broken engagement these days.

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