By Wilkie Collins
After decades within the goldfields of California, Matthew Grice returns domestic to look for Mary, a disabled circus performer and the daughter of his useless sister. yet every thing isn't what it kind of feels as Matthew's quest for the lady, and after, for the girl's father, takes him on an unforeseen trip choked with seduction, abandonment and hidden identities.
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Jessica Langley lived in an apartment overlooking the Town Camber in Old Portsmouth, where he had been crouched in that blessed fishing boat with only Mickey Johnson and his holdall of stolen goods to show for it. Shit! Uckfield was going to crucify him if it proved that Langley had been killed in her apartment and taken from there to a boat in the Town Camber. , which was before they had arrived. And she might have met her killer elsewhere, for example here. He flicked through the rest of the file.
The man glanced at it, looked surprised and then sheepish. ‘Sorry, didn’t know. You should still be wearing hard hats though. Neil Cyrus, assistant caretaker. Is it about the breakin last night? ’ He gulped as he finished speaking as if he couldn’t quite suck enough air into his lungs. A nervous mannerism, Horton guessed, which had become a habit. Horton recognized the name from the information that DC Walters had given to him earlier. Scrutinizing Cyrus, he tried to put an age on him yet found it difficult, he could have been anywhere between thirty and late forties.
Maybe she liked exotic holidays, or an expensive yacht, he thought, recalling the photograph. qxd 2/7/07 12:00 pm Page 53 Deadly Waters 53 Ignoring Walters’ sarcastic tone, Horton entered Langley’s bedroom. It was tidier than he had expected. A plain cream duvet had been thrown over the bed and there were no items of clothing lying around. He opened a drawer that was part of a built-in wardrobe and sifted through her clothes. ’ Cantelli asked, coming up behind him. ‘Just poking around. ’ He held up a pair of red and black skimpy knickers.