Monday, April 06, 2009


"The new will, which he has been prevented from signing by the murder's bullet, leaves all to one of those relations. Therefore"-he pointed his ice cream spoon accusingly-"one of the five other relations is the guilty one. That is logical, is it not?"
Latimer opened his mouth, then shut it again and nodded.
Colonel Haki grinned triumphantly. "That is the trick."
"The trick?"
"The Lord was murdered by none of the suspects, but by the butler, whose wife had been seduced by this Lord!
What do you think of that ,eh?"
"Very ingenious." 


Blogger Dorte H said...

Hm, I suggest a tentative 1930s??

8:34 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Yes Dorte, and you would be correct?

9:28 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Would it, perchance, have been his 100th birthday this year?

11:20 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

You are right Donna.
I am reading the book in question for the second time after a gap of about 30 years. It helps that my memory has gone and I don't remember some of the plot.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Dorte H said...

Norman, I have given your blog an award. Please come by and pick it up.

3:55 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Thanks very much Dorte. An award from a Danish lady is always welcome, and to be mentioned in such exalted company has made my day. :O)

6:58 AM  

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