By Michael Innes
Sir John and woman Appleby attend a memorial exhibition of the oils, gouaches, collages, and trouvailles of artist Gavin Limbert, who was once lately came across shot, lower than very suspicious conditions. As assistant commissioner of police, Sir John is already , yet he turns into much more intrigued while Limbert's final masterpiece is stolen from the gallery less than his very eyes.
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The nice warfare continues to be raging within the autumn of 1916, whilst Francesca Hatton's loved grandfather dies at the kinfolk property in
England's remoted Exe Valley. Grieving for the guy who raised her, Francesca is surprised to discover an unsigned letter between his results, cursing the Hattons and their descendants. Now a stranger has proven up on her doorstep, accusing her grandfather of being a murderer.
Ex-soldier Richard Leighton blames Francis Hatton for the loss of life of his mom, who vanished approximately 1 / 4 of a century past. Her physique used to be by no means stumbled on, just a scarf stained together with her blood. And Leighton isn't the just one with a declare on Francesca's grandfather. at the day of his funeral, unforeseen viewers arrive with the mourners, and Francesca is besieged by means of fees of Hatton's vicious dealings. but there's additionally a shy younger girl who praises his mystery generosity.
At the guts of the intrigue is an strange white stone that lies hidden in a secluded backyard the place Francesca as soon as performed together with her 5 male cousins, them all useless now at the battlefields of France. in accordance with the phrases of Hatton's will, the homicide Stone needs to be dug up and transported to Scotland, the place it really is to be buried perpetually. yet sooner than Francesca can commence the adventure, a chain of ominous "accidents" ensue, culminating within the discovery of a bleeding physique at the homicide Stone itself.
Was Hatton the loving, being concerned protector his granddaughter consistently believed him to be?
Or a vindictive, secretive guy who cultivated risky enemies? Francesca units out in pursuit of the truth--and into the attractions of somebody made up our minds to targeted a revenge lengthy past due.
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A Private View (Sir John Appleby, Book 13) by Michael Innes