The After House

The After House

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by Mary Roberts Rinehart
     
 

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When three people are murdered on a yacht everyone must watch their back as the murderer is still on board. But who is it?
Mrs. Johns, carefully dressed, surveyed the railed-off deck with raised eyebrows.
"For—us?" she asked, looking at me. The men were gathered about the wheel aft, and were out of ear-shot. Mrs. Sloane had dropped into a steamer-chair, and… See more details below

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When three people are murdered on a yacht everyone must watch their back as the murderer is still on board. But who is it?
Mrs. Johns, carefully dressed, surveyed the railed-off deck with raised eyebrows.
"For—us?" she asked, looking at me. The men were gathered about the wheel aft, and were out of ear-shot. Mrs. Sloane had dropped into a steamer-chair, and was lying back with closed eyes.
"Yes, Mrs. Johns."
"Where have you put them?"
I pointed to where the jolly-boat, on the port side of the ship, swung on its davits.
"And the mate, Mr. Singleton?"
"He is in the forward house."
"What did you do with the—the weapon?"
"Why do you ask that?"
"Morbid curiosity," she said, with a lightness of tone that rang false to my ears. "And then—naturally, I should like to be sure that it is safely overboard, so it will not be"—she shivered—"used again."
"It is not overboard, Mrs. Johns," I said gravely. "It is locked in a safe place, where it will remain until the police come to take it."
"You are rather theatrical, aren't you?" she scoffed, and turned away. But a second later she came back to me, and put her hand on my arm. "Tell me where it is," she begged. "You are making a mystery of it, and I detest mysteries."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148684152
Publisher:
Hillside Publishing
Publication date:
01/12/2015
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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