By Charlotte MacLeod
Unique e-book: 1991
When a nocturnal hike turns lethal, Professor Peter Shandy takes an curiosity in owl spottingEmory Emmerick involves Balaclava Agricultural college as a scout for a tv station. even supposing the college and scholars are not often prepared for top time, Emmerick’s curiosity is in environmental programming—a topic that evokes even the driest Balaclava professor to wax poetic. In his look for fabric, Emmerick joins Peter Shandy and some of his colleagues at the annual owl-count. And even though the tv producer’s loud mouth and heavy toes make him a depressing birdwatcher, not one of the lecturers anticipate him to make a deadly blunder. Chasing what seems to be a badly misplaced snowy owl, Emmerick stumbles right into a seize that yanks him right into a tree. by the point the professors succeed in him, he’s been stabbed to loss of life. studying that the snowy owl used to be not anything greater than a handful of feathers connected to a fishing pole, Shandy concludes that Emmerick used to be murdered. a lot of people may possibly wish to kill a tv manufacturer, yet which would-be killer had the gall to make the helpless Nyctea scandiaca an companion?
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He bluntly demanded. This, however, produced total si-lence--shocked, alarmed, or indignant--on the part of all three domestics. Henry Morton took another approach.
His beadle had shown the Runner in a moment before, even announcing Morton's name, but the surgeon apparently had not heard. "Is that what Mr. " The man did not look up; the sound of his pen, scratching over the surface of the paper, continued. Morton rocked back on his heels, trying to calm his impatience. Skelton was an eccentric man, but the Runner had deep respect for his skills and was willing to wait at least a short while to find out why he'd been summoned. Around Bow Street Skelton had acquired the moniker "Skeleton," and one look at the ungainly surgeon was all the explanation this required.
Johnson shook her head, as though ashamed to admit such ignorance. " "Not a thing, sir. She never spoke of them. I thought the memories might be... " "Perhaps they were. " Morton wondered. " "As for him, Madame said only that he'd vanished in the French wars. The Corsican had swallowed him up into his armies, and she had never heard more of him. If he died on campaign, she had not been informed, as she herself had chosen to flee France and stay true to her anointed king. For that sentiment, at least, sir, I honoured her.
An Owl Too Many (Peter Shandy, Book 8) by Charlotte MacLeod