by Catherine AirdMrs. G. E. Jenkins, walking home from bus stop, was run down Tuesday evening by a big heavy car. Her daughter Henrietta Eleanor Leslie from college, 21 soon "in April" p76, identifies her and notes bureau of important papers broken into, but not Boundary Cottage. Larking Inspector Sloane and Sgt Crosby from murder squad take over when pathologist Dr Dabbe reveals body "certainly never had any children and had very probably never been married either" p 26, and was run over twice, coming and going.
Did Grace Edith Wright marry "Cyril Edgar Jenkins" p 70? Three suspects are primary. Bill Thorpe wants to marry his fiancée, whatever her name. Village landlord James Augustus Heber Hibbs and wife from The Manor contributed to girl's college fund secretly. Lawyer Arbican doesn't remember the lady in question. (view spoiler)[
But Arbican calls her Grace. I missed that. I did question the accidental death only six months earlier of the typist Miss Winifred Landry, "she'd have remembered all right" p 59. He ran over Winifred and Grace, stole fortune due Henrietta on 21st birthday.
Medals do not match photo of supposed father. Henrietta sees Cyril, Grace's brother who knew the whole story, in nearby Calleford where he works. Believing he was dead, she never would have looked before. She tells Arbican. Lawyer kills Cyril, puts gun in hand but suicide ruled out by forensics not available 20 years ago.
Girl's birth mother Eleanor Leslie was heiress. Husband Captain Hugo Mantriot on leave thought to have gone mad, shot her then himself, exactly same method as Cyril. "Unless he confesses" p 187, Arbican cannot be convicted of her parents' murders.(hide spoiler)]
|Title||Henrietta Who? (Inspector Sloan #2)|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Publisher||Doubleday & Co.|
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|Book rating||4.39 (259 votes)