By Margaret Frazer
Within the spring of 1435, Joliffe and his fellow gamers are despatched to the village of Ashewell not just to degree performs, yet to discover a few darkish secrets and techniques in regards to the town's 3 filthy rich households: the Ashewells, the Medcotes, and the Gosyns. A contention has been brewing one of the households, entangling the complete city in an internet of seduction, deception, and blackmail.
Matters transcend the brink while somebody turns to homicide to settle their grievances. And if one homicide is sweet, why now not one other? If all of the global is a level, then it's as much as Joliffe to deliver the curtain down in this tragedy—before one other guy takes his ultimate curtain call...
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She held back her tears and conversed politely with the girl. But when she got back to the apartment and was alone, she wept copiously into the pillow which bore the impress of Lanny’s head. He was not being routed by way of Bermuda because he was in the black books of the British government, which had become suspicious of his intimacy with Rudolf Hess and other leading Nazis. Lanny’s route was via San Juan in Puerto Rico, and thence to the port of Belém in Brazil; he would cross the ocean to a place called Bolamo in Portuguese West Africa, and from there go on to Lisbon.
Here they pawned their jewels and furs and lived the same wasteful lives that had brought their country to ruin. The Germans left enough food for those who could buy it, for they wanted the help of that same haute bourgeoisie. Lanny found lodgings, not without difficulty, and surely not without price. Wonderful is that power called “social position”; the elegance, the aloofness, the assurance that come with the possession of wealth—and not crude wealth, but wealth that your family and your friends and your class have possessed for generations, so that it is like the air you breathe and do not have to think about.
He might come back here and see what we are doing. ” “I’ll let you hear from me without fail,” Lanny promised. VIII The visitor didn’t make an attempt to see the old marshal himself. Now he had surrendered all real power to the evil Laval, and would serve as a figurehead to make the masses of the French people, who adored him as the hero of Verdun, believe that la patrie was in the hands of an all-wise and all-benevolent father, a deputy of God. What Lanny wanted to do was to make his report and move on from this health resort before it became unhealthy for him; before his visits attracted too much attention from the Gestapo and caused them to look up his recent doings.
A Play of Knaves (Joliffe the Player, Book 3) by Margaret Frazer