The Naked Nuns (The Flaxborough novels, Book 8) by Colin Watson

By Colin Watson

'TWO bare NUNS on hand PHILADELPHIA' is the strangest cable ever to come back to Flaxborough. Inspector Purbright, who has coped with a number of ordinary issues in his time, unearths it opens a wealthy lode of skullduggery, deceit and unexpected loss of life. Flaxborough is a quiet marketplace city within the east of britain, discreetly filthy rich, decent and brimming with provincial virtues. even though, underneath the tasteless floor, unusual passions seethe. The little foibles of its voters have enough money greater than plentiful scope to the knowledge and pertinacity of Inspector Purbright. First released in 1975, The bare Nuns is the 8th novel within the Flaxborough sequence and screens Watson's attribute dry wit and impressive remark. 'Flaxborough, that olde-worlde city with Dada trimmings.' Sunday instances

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Oh. ” McGregor grimaced, then joined her on the sofa, taking her hands in his own. ” “After fourteen months? ” He chuckled. “Okay. Move in with me, please. ” She licked her lips, disappointed. ” “For now. ” She pulled her hands free. ” She eyed him grimly. “All year long I thought you were waiting until the new office was set up. Then I thought you were waiting to see if Ray would come back to SPIN, which obviously isn’t going to happen. Now what? Are you some kind of freakish confirmed bachelor in disguise?

The brunette slunk backward until she was flush against the counsel table. ” “This is your lucky day. Thanks to Ms. ” Suzannah shook her head frantically. “I never consented to that. My custody? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, I know what it means generally, but in this context—” “It means you’re vouching for him,” the judge explained. “And I don’t need your consent. This is still my courtroom, is it not? Which means I’m in charge. And from now on you’re going to listen, not talk, while I walk you through this, step by baby step.

Right. ” She winced when he said, “’Bye” and hung up without giving her a chance to say anything further. She was actually tempted to call him back and make him promise to contact her at least daily. Then a video popped up on her monitor, distracting her completely. It was a recent film of Suzannah Ryder handling—or rather, attempting to politely terminate—a news conference on her recent appellate court success. Even with the graininess of the footage, the attorney’s smile was amazing, just as Justin had described—confident yet vulnerable.

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