A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs (Felse, Book 4) by Ellis Peters

By Ellis Peters

Unique book: 1965

When an outdated grave finds our bodies, neither of which belong to the fellow named at the tombstone, Detective Inspector George Felse is once more known as upon to enquire

whereas on a seashore holiday in Cornwall along with his son, Dominic, Detective Inspector George Felse can’t aid yet examine a dismal secret of smuggling, lacking our bodies, and murder.

Jan Treverra was once a mythical Cornish poet and smuggler who died centuries in the past. but if neighborhood pupil Simon Towne arranges to open Treverra’s grave looking for his long-lost literary legacy, the tomb yields useless our bodies . . . and neither one is the physique of Jan Treverra. during this derelict beach graveyard, Felse uncovers a path of violence in Maymouth’s background that casts shadows centuries long. . . .
 
A great Derangement of Epitaphs is the 4th ebook within the Felse Investigations, yet you could get pleasure from interpreting the sequence in any order.

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Morton reached out and tugged his coat sleeve. “Come along, Jimmy,” he said softly, feeling, himself, both sorrow and guilt. Half-reluctantly, the young man turned away, and they pushed through the crowd, which was suddenly abuzz with chatter, and even laughter. But neither Morton nor Presley shared in this odd sense of release. They went quite a distance before a hackney-coach presented itself. Morton quietly gave the driver the address of the Bow Street Magistrate's Court, not wanting anyone in the crowd to hear.

Morton saw despair written there, but defiance as well, and anger. “Here's a pleasant diversion for you,” the condemned man hurled out, “watching old Caleb Smeeton and his good wife hang! ” He paused and Morton thought the man would break down, but he went on, strangely calm. “But how did those fine Bow Street men know where to nab us? Just where to be, and at what hour? ” he bitterly answered his own question, and glared out at the crowd. “Friends like you … “Aye, one of our own peached on us… the same as told us about the panney, and what hour the owner would be away.

Acton hesitated. ” The jarvey's shoulders sagged. “Off Cartwright Square,” he said. ” Morton mulled it over a moment more. “What is it you're not telling me, Ralph? ” “Nay, nay. ” The jarvey shifted from foot to foot. Morton stared hard at the man, but it had only the effect of causing him to shift more rapidly. The Runner drew out his hand, with a single shilling in it, which he turned reflectively in his fingers. “I will find out what happened to Mr. Glendinning, Ralph, you may be sure of that.

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