By Franklin W. Dixon
Homicide is usually a nasty investment.
Frank and Joe examine the disappearance of Cyril Bayard, a shady funding counselor who's been courting the boy's aunt Gertrude and to whom she entrusted her lifestyles mark downs. His clerk has simply been came across murdered, and it appears like the bullet used to be intended for Bayard. the lads stopover at his condominium, yet he's long past and where is trashed.
When Aunt Gertrude is fingered because the leader suspect, the Hardy's need to act speedy. They head for big apple to name on Bayard's enterprise affiliates. yet ahead of they comprehend it, they're drawn right into a treacherous chase via an international they understand not anything approximately -- the darkish underside of Wall Street.
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The building was L-shaped. On one side a narrow lane led down to a park that must have been a wood a hundred years ago, while on the other side a now well-to-do but discreet residential thoroughfare was called, appropriately enough, England Street. The house virtually turned its back the street, however, for although the Julia Kristeva main entrance was on that side, an imposing hall with a floor o f black and white tiles formed a kind o f barricade against undue curiosity from without. A small lawn acted as a foil to a brick facade of such elegant proportions that it could be appreciated only by connoisseurs.
For Santa Varvara’s chief detective was a master of all specialities, especially those of other people. However, he seldom succeeded in his own, which was supposed to consist in finding the guilty party. Rilsky evidently fancied himself in the clothes he was wearing, cho sen as if for a visit to the theater. His perfectly cut suit, a la Cary Grant, was of dark gray alpaca with a lighter stripe and obviously just back from the cleaner. Out o f his many shirts, ranging cautiously from white to pastel shades, he ’d selected for today, the seventeenth of October, the pale pink one.
I read that somewhere. But there’s nothing to stop an individual indulging in a little attack slightly more often than that, to avoid getting too bored. Just like Brian. You start by not dar ing to kill yourself, or to suffer, or to desire. And in the end all action becomes impossible. You go on living just out o f fear. Until the explosion occurs, and an attack o f some kind causes you pain, the real undeniable pain that can impart a bit of intelligence even to an idiot. A fierce, destructive, unostentatious intelligence.
A Killing in the Market (The Hardy Boys Casefiles, Book 18) by Franklin W. Dixon