By Agatha Christie
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with interest while the Gazette advertises “A homicide is introduced and should occur on Friday, October twenty ninth, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.”
A infantile useful funny story? Or a spiteful hoax? not able to withstand the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks on the appointed time while, abruptly, the lighting exit and a gun is fired. after they come again on, a grotesque scene is published. An most unlikely crime? in simple terms leave out Marple can get to the bottom of it.
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What? . Oh, yes, Mr. Boring, yes, yes. The Hollywood Talent Scout Modeling Agency. Just a moment, please. I think Mr. Boring is out of the office at the moment. " "This is Perry Mason," the lawyer said. "I want him to call me on a matter of considerable importance. " "I'll try and see that he gets the message just as soon as possible," the feminine voice said. "Thank you," Mason said, and hung up. He sat for a few moments looking speculatively at Dianne. "Do you think there's any chance of getting something for me, Mr.
Come on up," Della Street said. She cradled the phone, turned to Perry Mason and caught the interest in his eye. " Mason asked. " Mason resumed his contemplative study of the ceiling. " "When she comes," Mason said, "invite her in. " Mason lit a cigarette, watched the smoke curl upward. At length he said, "I have become more than a little curious about Harrison T. Boring. " The lawyer lapsed into silence, remained thoughtful until the chimes sounded and Della Street opened the door. Dianne Alder said, "I won't come in, Della, thanks.
Well, of course, Dianne is an open book," Drake said. "My operatives quietly nosed around down there at Bolero Beach. She worked for a firm of attorneys, Corning, Chester and Corning. She hadn't been there too long. She hasn't had too much legal experience but she's an expert typist and shorthand operator. The point is, everyone likes her. The members of the partnership liked her, the clients liked her, and the other two stenographers liked her. "Then something came along and she quit, but she didn't tell them why she was quitting.