By Mike Ripley
Fitzroy Maclean Angel’s most modern hair-raising event includes a doubtful spiritual cult, an impoverished minor aristocrat with a love of vintage autos and a truly shady solicitor with a very atypical spouse. not just that, yet he additionally has to deal with rookie deepest eye Veronica Blugden, discover why her workplace is being vandalised and become aware of what his bike-riding pal purple is as much as, promoting all that mysterious white powder...Complete with a brand new, specially-written creation by way of the writer.
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Right, that was something we could do to kill some time. I drove her round to Baker Street station and told her to dive in and buy herself a one-day travel card covering all zones, so she could be ready for anything. She liked that idea and I had been illegally parked for only about ten minutes when she reappeared and asked to borrow some money as she hadn’t enough cash. Once she’d got it, I pointed Armstrong to Wimpole Street and we slowly cruised it to see if we could spot Stella Rudgard heading in for her first day at the office.
Not that I had actually played with Dod for a while. A combination of things had kept me off the Sunday lunchtime pub jazz circuit in recent months. For a start, it was getting so popular it just wasn’t fun any more. At one time there had been a strange kudos from playing totally unfashionable music, but now it looked like authentic Dixieland was making a comeback. Some pubs were even into marching bands, with middle-aged East End housewives decorating their own umbrellas so they could swirl and twirl along.
How should I know? ’ I crept back upstairs and into Veronica’s kitchen. She only seemed to have two mugs, so I decided that family had better hold back. ’ I said limply. ‘The cup that ... ’ ‘You could do with a cleaner here, you know,’ she said, clocking the office shambles. ‘We had a break-in yesterday,’ I offered lamely. ’ she came back like a whip. ‘No,’ I said, knowing I’d regret it. ‘Huh. Ain’t much of a detective then. In fact, I never knew you was a detective at all. When I asked around, I was told to come here and see a man called Albert.