By Ellis Peters
Unique book: 1965
When an outdated grave finds our bodies, neither of which belong to the fellow named at the tombstone, Detective Inspector George Felse is once more referred to as upon to enquire
whereas on a seashore holiday in Cornwall along with his son, Dominic, Detective Inspector George Felse can’t aid yet examine a dismal secret of smuggling, lacking our bodies, and murder.
Jan Treverra used to be a mythical Cornish poet and smuggler who died centuries in the past. but if neighborhood student Simon Towne arranges to open Treverra’s grave looking for his long-lost literary legacy, the tomb yields lifeless our bodies . . . and neither one is the physique of Jan Treverra. during this derelict beach graveyard, Felse uncovers a path of violence in Maymouth’s heritage that casts shadows centuries long. . . .
A great Derangement of Epitaphs is the 4th publication within the Felse Investigations, yet you could take pleasure in interpreting the sequence in any order.
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He said. ‘‘I don’t mean Beowulf’s bookmarks, or sugar packets from the coffee bar. ’’ The plaintiff’s attorney stood up. ‘‘Objection. ’’ Judge Sophia Rodriguez peered over her half-glasses at him. ’’ Jesse took his time. Caution came unnaturally to him, but this was a big trial and he wanted to pitch a perfect game—no runs, no hits, no errors. And no easy feat. Priscilla Gaul’s long-term thievery had ended disastrously on the night that the owner of Beowulf’s Books decided to defend the store.
The smallest irritant will set me off, because I grew up in a household that did not suffer faith peddlers. The Delaneys did not buy vacuum cleaners from door-to-door salesmen, my mother always said, and we sure as hell were not buying God from them. ’’ And after everything I had heard that day, this young woman, with her gerbil-colored ponytail and eyes like greenish copper, was not a small irritant. She was a thumb jammed in my eye. She said, ‘‘You’re polluting our sanctuary. ’’ I pointed at the service sheet.
Tell the cartoonist yourself. ’’ I couldn’t help it—I stopped dead and stared at the flyer. The grim and flashy cartoons suddenly looked familiar. It was the style, a cross between Spider-Man and Xena, Warrior Princess. I flipped to the back page, the final drawing, where she would sign it. Damn. In tiny letters, Tabitha Delaney. My brother’s wife. Blessed are the meek, for they keep their mouths shut in front of TV crews. ’’ But inside I was guttering with anger. Tabitha Delaney. The name flared before me like a lighted match.
A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (Felse, Book 4) by Ellis Peters