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Assault and Batter (Donut Shop Mystery, Book 11) by Jessica Beck

By Jessica Beck

While Emily Hargraves tells Suzanne that she's marrying Max, her ex-husband, Suzanne is excited adequate for her, but if Jude Williams, one in all Emily's previous flames, comes to a decision to gentle the rite up, an individual makes a decision to extinguish his flame ahead of he can act. used to be it Max, the groom-to-be; Peter, his top guy; Lisa, the lady Jude were courting; her jealous husband, Frank; or even it was once Reggie Nance, a guy who had purposes of his personal to wish to determine Jude useless? Suzanne and beauty needs to act quick and clear up the homicide ahead of another individual finally ends up lacking the reception, completely.

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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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