McCarty Incog

McCarty Incog
ISBN10: 1150682027
Pages: 150
Published: January 1st 2012 by General Books
Goodreads Rating: 4.50
Genre: Uncategorized
ISBN13: 9781150682025
Language English
Author: Isabel Ostrander

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX MRS.

HATHERLY SPEAKS ( f 4 SIDE from it being a murder, the fact that it ZA was Mrs. Wall who got killed seems to be affecting a lot of people here in a place where she didn't know anybody and wasn't heard of till ten days ago." McCarty's eyes were following the big red car as it slowed around the turn at the highroad and tore eastward, but he was thinking, too, of the slender, blue-eyed girl at Mrs. Griscom's. "That was Mr. Gilbert Norris," the coroner explained. "He knows the Hatherlys and mebbe he met Mis' Wall at their house last week.

He's kiting home fast, isn't he?" "Has his family got a place around here for the summer time, too?" "He hasn't got a family, that I ever heard tell of," replied the other with a sly wink. "Keeps bachelor hall in an old house he owns up by where the Barnstable road branches off and they do say there are high jinks when he brings a party of men out from town for the fishing. I calc'late they don't get many fish! Card playing till morning and rum, too, but the constable ain't ever been able to catch him restocking his cellar though he's been laying for him all summer. That's just talk though; everybody likes him, they can't help it. He's that kind." The little car was skittering in and out of the ruts, its mudguards bumping and every loose part a-rattle. Dennis hung on grimly with chattering teeth, his sprained shoulder throbbing with every jolt, and McCarty found it difficult to collect his thoughts. One fact, however, stood out incontrovertibly in his mind; sometime, somewhere, he had seen Gilbert Norris before. All at once they lurched violently, almost dislodging Dennis from his precarious seat, and the coroner yelled: "Hey, you, Sol! Want me to run you down?" At the same moment McCarty caught a glimpse of a leeri...

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