By Alan Wright
Wigan, 1894. The Richard Throstle Magic Lantern corporation proudly offers its ghoulishly well known magic lantern express, Phantasmagoria. in the meantime, throughout city a traveling theatre corporation – the Morgan-Drew avid gamers – plods the provinces within the celebrated melodrama The Silver King. the nice folks of Wigan are inundated with leisure possibilities, which they sorely want following a up to date strike which has left town half-starved. but if Richard Throstle is located murdered in his resort room – his spouse Georgina dozing beside him – and a solid member of The Silver King is offed onstage in the course of a functionality, the neighborhood police within the kind of Sergeant Slevin take cost of an research so as to see the curtain pass up on sordid predilections and shameful secrets and techniques.
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I sat upright on my bench to rub my back, and gazed at nothing in particular. The term caused all kinds of emotions to well up in me and distract me from my self-assigned task. The first: regret. I just walked away from my entire life to date: money, a position as Court Magician I could have held on to infinitely just on my reputation, a business that was thriving even beyond my ability to cover all the opportunities that came my way. But the thing I most regretted leaving was friends. The best and most important friend I had left behind was the chief reason I had gone.
He prefers to live in the suburbs, and it's just too centrally located. It's very sturdy, he said. Stone walls and tiled ceilings with big heavy beams. Very protective. ” “Good,” stated Tananda. ” I echoed. ” She gave me an amused look. “That would make it impossible to eavesdrop on them. ” “Of course not,” I replied indignantly. “They'd see you coming for miles ... ” “Exactly, exactly,” Zol beamed. “See? You're already building on one another's strengths. So the Pervect Ten feel very secure and certain no one will sneak up on them.
Aahz grinned, but there was a touch of sadness in his expression. “Just like old times, huh, kid? Well, if you're serious about it and you really want my advice, you'll scratch this one. I wouldn't do it for all the tea in China, and don't ask me where China is. I'm not in charge of your education any more. You don't really need me to explain to you why this is a bad idea. If you've already made up your mind to go and you're talking to me pro forma, good luck. Just make sure you leave burial instructions with Tananda, okay?
Act of Murder (Lancashire Detective, Book 1) by Alan Wright