By Ngaio Marsh
Ng'ombwana is a (fictional) African kingdom to have emerged within the wake of colonialism; because it occurs, its President is Inspector Alleyn's old-fashioned friend, the "Boomer." old-fashioned ties being what they're, the Boomer – making an reputable stopover at to London – insists that Alleyn deal with his protection, instead of Her Majesty's targeted department. The certain department isn't top happy approximately this, because the Boomer is understood to have a few very lethal enemies, and the threats in basic terms elevate whilst the Ng'ombwanan ambassador is killed. fortunately for the Boomer, not just is Alleyn as much as the duty, yet he's assisted through the rescued cat Lucy Lockett, who could have misplaced her pocket yet proves super adept at discovering clues.
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Where can I find Mrs. Hastings? ” “Her address is 721 Northwest Firston Avenue, but as it happens, she is in my office at the present time. We have been discussing the situation and she feels that something should be done. I felt it would be advisable to notify you, in case you wanted to take a look at the evidence or—“ Tragg’s voice was as crisp as a cold lettuce leaf. ” “She knows nothing about it,” Mason said. “Her handbag and her keys were stolen, and then the gun was stolen. Moreover, she was not the woman who left the handbag in my office.