Heirs and Assigns
Introducing Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon in a brand new secret sequence, set within the Downton Abbey period.
November, 1928. friends and family have accrued on the Shropshire state domestic of Penrose Llewellyn to rejoice the retired prosperous businessman’s sixtieth birthday. however the morning after what must have been a convivial supper celebration, their host is located useless in his mattress – and the conditions glance decidedly suspicious.
As he questions the victim’s nearest and dearest, DI Reardon discovers there are numerous longstanding secrets and techniques lurking among the Llewellyn extended family – and he's confident that now not everyone seems to be telling him the reality, or at the very least now not the complete fact. those that stand to inherit such a lot from Pen Llewellyn’s will – if it may be stumbled on – are less than the most powerful suspicion, and between them hides a ruthless killer.
With you, sir. simply are looking to pop this within the postbox for Maisie.’ ‘Give it right here, I’ll do this. yet you simply wrote one for her final evening, didn’t you?’ ‘Yes, however it happened to me afterwards, she will go away a message at Bryn Glas to permit me be aware of if – if she’s very well. Or – er – even converse to me,’ he additional with a smile that didn’t fairly hide his hopefulness. Reardon suppressed a sigh. within the conditions it appeared churlish to item to whatever as risk free as that, while Bryn Glas was once the.
pricey, gold-plated fountain pen. Gilmour allow his look roam round. ‘Not precisely the Ritz, is it?’ ‘You may perhaps say that. yet probably it didn’t topic. Do you might have a similar impact as me, Joe, that he didn’t intend being right here for lengthy? No photos, own papers, letters, whatever like that. as though he was once just a chook of passage?’ ‘That is the way it looks,’ Gilmour agreed. ‘Do we all know simply how lengthy he’s been residing here?’ ‘Not but, we don’t.’ Reardon regarded considerate. ‘Was he mendacity, I.
Us whilst and the way he died?’ Ida shrugged. ‘Theo’s the only to inform you. It needs to be over two decades in the past and that i for one wasn’t the following while it occurred, nor was once Pen. We’d either married and left domestic by means of then. You have been a late-starter, weren’t you, Theo?’ ‘Claudia and that i have been in truth with regards to to be married. yet … glance the following, it was once all a long time in the past and as a minimum I fail to spot why it’s essential to drag up completely beside the point tales approximately useless pets.’ ‘These kinfolk quarrels might be the very devil,.
provided an ashtray. ‘Let’s get directly to why you either landed up the following, in Hinton, you and Murfitt. And don’t count on us to think it was once a coincidence.’ He puffed furiously, pondering, whereas Reardon, who had by no means smoked because the operations on his face, resisted the urge to go with the flow the smoke away. He’d suffered worse within the pursuits of having witnesses to speak. And speak Huwie did, eventually. no matter what he’d been doing those final days whereas he’d been clear of Bryn Glas had unnerved him, to the purpose.
One he minimize this sort of sprint in. Do you bear in mind him in any respect? A good-looking chap, my father. I couldn’t observe what had develop into of the coat while he died. Then he got here right here, Murfitt, donning it, as daring as brass. saved on coming, insisting he used to be my father’s son … short of his proportion, used to be how he positioned it. I informed him there has been not anything left to proportion, not anything other than the Fairlie identify, and he laughed and stated that may do. That it used to be his by means of rights, besides – he had his delivery certificates and his mother’s marriage.