Claire Potter proves to have been poisoned and, on the day of her death, had taken in a wood-block from Max Fustian for cleaning, as well as a mysterious parcel, the second of its kind. Campion starts to surmise that both the victims were killed because they were engaged in faking Lafcadio paintings for the unveiling ceremonies,since he has no outstanding output at his death. In unmasking the killer Campion accepts an invitation that almost leads to his own demise. Written by
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Although reference is made to the 1929 Stock Market Crash as having occurred six years earlier, this novel was published in 1934. See more
Do you know, I've always had the strangest feeling that Johnny couldn't have painted that picture. And last night I suddenly realized what had been bothering me.
What was it?
I remember him talking to me about Saint Joan, oh, thirty-odd years ago. 'Look, Belle,' he said. 'She spent most of her life hoeing and carrying pig swill. Then a couple of years sleeping rough in army camps, then rotting in jail. And she had the kind of mind that thought nobody knew what God wanted, only she. I'll lay 20 ...