By M. C. Beaton
Agatha goes via a man-hating section and so is unmoved through information of the fascinating new curate. but if she meets the golden-haired, blue-eyed Tristan Delon, she is swept off her feet... in addition to another girl within the village. She is absolutely ecstatic whilst he invitations her to dine with him however the subsequent day Agatha is left with a hangover from hell - and his chilly corpse means that once more, she's within the body for homicide!
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I stacked one wall with empty stretched canvases of varying sizes and provided a block of watercolor paper. Finally, I sat down in my customary chair in the corner to observe him as he came back in. At the sight of all the equipment I’d put there, he stopped short, clearly startled. Then an expression of fury crossed his face. He started toward me, his fists clenched, and I stayed seated, as calmly as I could, without speaking. I thought for a moment that he would actually say something, or perhaps even hit me, but he seemed to think better of both urges.
I asked. “Grading papers,” she said. ” “I forgive you, in that case,” I replied sarcastically, since that’s our custom. ” I could hear her doing something in her kitchen as she talked to me; her kitchen dates from just after the Revolutionary War and is the size of my hall closet. “Marlow, I don’t need any projects. ” “I know, dear,” I said. “But this is something you’ll like, exactly your period—I think—and I want you to see it. ” “It must be worth a lot to you,” she said. ” “You have a date,” I said approvingly.
That was a Wednesday, and on Friday, when I went to see Robert, the room was empty; he had apparently gone out for his walk. The portrait of the dark-haired lady stood on the easel—nearly finished, I thought—magnificent. On the chair where I usually sat lay an envelope addressed to me in loose script. Inside it I found Robert’s antique letters. I drew one out and held it in my hand for a long minute. The paper looked very old, and the elegantly handwritten lines I could see on the outer side were in French, to my surprise.