The Arnifour Affair (Colin Pendragon Mysteries, Book 1) by Gregory Harris

By Gregory Harris

Set opposed to the fog-shrouded backdrop of turn-of-the-century London, Gregory Harris's new old secret sequence introduces tenacious sleuth Colin Pendragon, and a case that illuminates the darkness lurking within the middle of 1 of England's so much noble families.

When a carriage bearing the Arnifour relatives crest--a vulture devouring a slaughtered lamb--arrives on the Kensington domestic of Colin Pendragon, it's an ominous commencing to a difficult new case. girl Arnifour's husband has been crushed to demise and her niece, Elsbeth, left in a coma. Is the intent ardour, revenge, or whatever much more sinister? Police suspicions have fallen at the groundskeeper and his son, but the Earl's widow is confident in their innocence.

Even as Colin and his companion Ethan Pruitt delve into the muddy heritage of the Arnifour relatives, a tender road urchin begs their assist in discovering his lacking sister. Ethan, unfortunately accustomed to London's underbelly, urges warning, but Colin's curiosity is piqued. And in a seek that wends from the squalid opium dens of the East finish to the salons of Embassy Row, the reality approximately those possible disparate circumstances will turn out disquieting, risky, and profoundly unforeseen. . .

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Set opposed to the fog-shrouded backdrop of turn-of-the-century London, Gregory Harris's new old secret sequence introduces tenacious sleuth Colin Pendragon, and a case that illuminates the darkness lurking within the middle of 1 of England's so much noble families.

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You filthy beggar, get out of here, don't touch me, if you lay a finger on me I'll cane you to death . . and he'd go back to the window with the broken panes, stark . naked. The old women and the nuns didn't dare cross the court with the orange trees anymore. We decided that the best thing was to board up the shutters of his cell. But he always managed to break them down. Until one night, as Don Clemente slept, I walled up his window with bricks and cement, the first window I walled up in the Casa.

It was witch­ craft, black magic, and that's why the peasants were being crushed under the weight of endless misfortunes. Over the bone­ dry plains, where the animals swollen with thirst were dying off, the head of the landowner's daughter, flapping huge sinewy ears that were like bat wings, would fly after the yellow bitch dog­ it was warty and scrawny like the girl's nursemaid-that guided the chonch6n to a place indicated by the rays of their accom­ plice, the moon, on the other side of the hills.

I'm the seventh old woman. I'll take it upon myself to watch over the Azcoitia about to be born. Iris's - 50 vomit, which I washed from the kitchen tiles, anointed me. I keep it wrapped in a floor rag, with my books and my manu­ scripts, under the bed, where all old women keep their things. THE FIRST TffiNG I had to do was win them over. If I didn't find a way to dazzle them, I'd be accepted by them in name only, even though I'd groveled for them. I let a few days go by while I laid my plans, letting them go on barely talking to me and watching me on the sly.

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