By Peter Tremayne
In a brand new access in a secret sequence set in medieval England, a whodunit set in seventh-century eire unearths younger Sister Fidelma of Kildare looking for the killer of a well known Celtic abbess at a Church convocation.
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He lifted the receiver, and recognized the growl of Wheels Bryant. ” “Yes. ” “Trouble over at Big Tom’s. Gun play. Coppers cleaned up the joint after the mob finished the fireworks. Slide over with the mob and get the lay. There’s a guy we’ve got to get -“ “The mob’s gone upstairs, Wheels,” responded Hooks, in a low tone. He was watching from the booth to make sure that the girl was not listening in. “Carpenter’s in trouble. He’s working on a bird named Morton, and he must have landed in a jam.
The Shadow had divined that fact tonight. CHAPTER XII CONVICT 9648 TEN years in the State penitentiary. One month past - one hundred and nineteen yet to come! This was the thought that confronted Herbert Carpenter, once gentleman of leisure - and blackmail - now Convict 9648. Justice had worked swiftly in the case of Herbert Carpenter. He had taken the rap, with a plea of guilty. He had gone to prison penniless. When he had joined Wheels Bryant’s crime group, he had needed funds. All of his profits had gone to the big shot since that time.
To her, this man’s arrest had meant the end of the world. It had been a blow that had left her stunned. Bravely, she had received him with no mention of what had occurred. Still, the future loomed as black as a bottomless pit. Carpenter knew his wife’s thoughts, and he had nothing to say. He felt a misery that he had never before known. The stain upon his own career seemed nothing compared to the distress and misfortune that he knew these innocent ones must face. There was a knock at the door. Carpenter started suddenly and glanced toward the door.
Absolution by Murder (Sister Fidelma, Book 1) by Peter Tremayne