By Carter Dickson
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Through her hatred struck a thrill of unholy joy like the note of a diabolical tuning fork. Monica glowed to it. delivered into her hands. True, her original portrait was wrong. William Cartwright was not withered, dry, and donnish, though he had an offensive habit of a striking a pose and lecturing. Ill-advised persons might have said that he was not bad-looking: he had good shoulders, good eyes, a lean face, and close-cut brown hair. Ill-advised persons (not seeing below the surface into his guilty soul) might even have said that it was a good-natured face.
It will be days before the expert can arrive. In the meantime, what do you do? I'll tell you. " Cartwright drew a deep breath. His (leprous-red) beard was bristling. He extended quivering hands. "Tom, if I didn't know you so well, I should think you were trying to wreck your own business. But the real trouble is that you're script-mad. Look at the v present situation. Look at Miss Um-Um and me. " Mr. Hackett's swarthy face darkened. "I've tried to be patient with you, Bill. " "Another job here," breathed Cartwright.
William Cartwright which she refused to alter by one line. Mr. Cartwright was everywhere praised, at least in the book reviews, for the "flawless soundness and painstaking accuracy" of his plots. This made the man even more insufferable. Monica felt that she could have despised him less if only he had been a little more slipshod. She pictured him as studious-looking, withered, dry, and donnish, with enormous spectacles. And she dwelt with loving hatred on the image. "I can't do it," she said abruptly.
And So to Murder by Carter Dickson