Death of a Viewer

Author: Herbert Adams
Published: 1958
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,887 / 165 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,497
Added to site: 2010.05.23
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painted cottages, mostly bright with gay flowers.

At one of them he stopped. As he did so the occupant, a big and certainly able-bodied man, came out.

"Major Bennion," he boomed. "Pleasure to see you here. An unusual pleasure if I may say so."

"I came to see you," Roger said.

"I am honoured. Come inside."

Roger followed him into a pleasant room that served as sitting-room and study. Meals were generally eaten in the neat, little kitchen behind it. Upstairs were two bedrooms and a bathroom.

"Sit down, Major Bennion. What can I do for you?"

"Do you know a man named Daniel Floss?"

"Old Dan, my father's gardener?"

"I believe so."

"Of course I know him," was the hearty reply. "An excellent fellow, though I fear his gardening days are done. Crippled with arthritis. Getting on in years, too."

"So I understand. His wife is a decent woman?"

"Excellent, excellent. I believe she still helps sometimes in the house."

"They have been

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.07.31
rws
****.

Satisfying well-written mystery from the 1960s UK. Four points because of typos and incomplete sentences in the transcription.


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