By James Anderson
The Earl of Burford hosts one other a little batty, completely baffling condominium party....George Henry Alwyn Saunders, twelfth in his line, has taken a complicated to movies. he is approximately killed with pride whilst a film rich person desires Alderly, the Burfords' seventeenth century state property, for the set of a brand new Rex Ransom epic. The bronzed, good-looking celebrity has lengthy delighted the crazy lord with excellent deeds at the silver screen.Less than extremely joyful is the Countess, who is unexpectedly taking part in hostess to a Hollywood crowd and a starting to be visitor record that features a long-lost cousin and a shady moment wife, suitors for the Burford's willful daughter girl Geraldine, an eccentric screenwriter protesting the pirating of his paintings, a sultry, sparky femme fatale, a certified blackmailer.... Oh definite, roles from James L. Anderson's first zany whodunit, The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg snug, are reprised by means of Merryweather, ther imperturbable kinfolk butler, and the perspicacious Ins. Wilkins of the Westshire constabulary. And what does a mutilated mink coat need to do with anything?.... not anything can best the merrily murderous Nineteen Thirties condo occasion for a puzzler!
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In an exclusive interview at the Bijou cinema, given before he returned to Alderley, his historic seventeenth-century home, his lordship told me that he had only recently "discovered" the talkies, and is now a most enthusiastic "film fan". The pictures he most enjoys are historical adventures, with plenty of swordplay. His favourite stars are Errol Flynn and Rex Ransom. "I should love to meet them," his lordship added. ' Rex looked up and grinned. 'Well, I'm sure flattered. ' 'That's part of it, but there's a bit more to it.
Right. ' He followed the Earl across to a sideboard where drinks were laid out. ' Sebastian frowned. ' Lord Burford poured and handed Sebastian a glass. ' They drank. There was a pause. Lord Burford cleared his throat. ' There was another silence. ' 'Really? ' Sebastian peered out through the window, as though expecting to see them dotted about the lawn. 'Oh, not personally, of course. At the home farm. Have a good man running it. Must admit I find 'em rather irritatin' creatures. ' 'Always getting lost in the snow or caught in hedges, lambing at the most inconvenient time of the year.
Then Haggermeir chuckled. 'If your writing's as plagiaristic as your speech, you got a fat chance of doing the script. ' For the first time Gilbert looked disconcerted. Haggermeir spotted this. ' 'Congratulations. ' At that moment a knock came at the door. ' Gilbert swore. The door opened and the head of a middle-aged man peered diffidently into the room. ' Haggermeir barked. ' The head's eyes blinked. ' Haggermeir spoke irritably. 'Ah, capital. ' 'I'm very busy. ' 'Well, I wondered if I could talk to you about—' 'Well, come in, man!