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A Grave Talent (Kate Martinelli Mysteries, Book 1) by Laurie R. King

By Laurie R. King

This gripping debut of the Kate Martinelli secret sequence gained the Edgar Award for most sensible First secret, producing large serious acclaim and relocating Laurie R. King into the higher tier of the style. As A Grave expertise begins, the unthinkable has occurred in a small neighborhood outdoors of San Francisco. A string of surprising murders has happened, every one sufferer an blameless baby. For Detective Kate Martinelli, simply promoted to murder and coupled with a professional cop who's lower than delighted to be passed a eco-friendly companion, it's going to be a tricky case. Then the detectives obtain what seems to be a case-breaking lead: it sounds as if one of many citizens of this unusual, close-knit colony is Vaun Adams, arguably the century's maximum painter of girls, a guy, because it seems, with a sinister mystery. For at the back of the brushes and canvases additionally stands a infamous felon as soon as convicted of strangling a bit lady. What fairly occurred on that day of savage violence eighteen years in the past? To deliver a assassin to justice, Kate needs to delve into the artist's darkish past--even if she is familiar with it capability wasting every little thing she holds expensive.

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28 I thought that in one of his pictures the idea was a little clearer, although I myself could not understand it. I have remembered that picture because it caused me to tremble as I looked at it. It showed a very long passage, with low walls, smooth and white. The background suggested that the passage was very far below the surface of the earth, but there was no way out of it that I could see. No lamps were shown, nor any other artifical light; but the whole scene was bathed in a flood of bright light.

It was now midnight, and I had reached the eleventh row — the last row — of stones. In a few minutes only a single stone remained to be fitted in. I struggled with its weight. I placed it partly in position. But now there came from inside a low laugh that made the hairs stand on my head. It was followed by a sad voice, which I could hardly recognize as that of Fortunato. The voice said:'Ha! ha! ha! — a very good joke — an excellent joke. We shall have a good laugh about it — he! he! he! ' I said.

In the end I gave up my attempts to solve the mystery of my anxiety. I left the lake, and went on to the house. The owner of the property, Roderick Usher, had been one of the closest of my childhood friends, but some years had passed since our last meeting. He had recently sent me a very urgent invitation to visit him — had begged me, in fact, to stay with him for several weeks. He wrote that he was suffering from a severe illness, a mental disorder. My companionship, he thought, would cheer him, and bring calm to his troubled thoughts.

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