By Michael Innes
Ralph Dangerfield, an Edwardian playwright who belonged to the neatest younger set of his day, stored a scandalous diary recording the intimate info of his personal lifestyles and people of his acquaintances. After his demise, it was once believed that his mom had burnt the incriminating proof, yet fifty years later, a recognized collector of literary curiosities claims to have the diary in his ownership and threatens to blackmail trendy London with belated secrets and techniques approximately humans now in good previous age. Sir John Appleby unearths how he exposed this unscrupulous crime and talks approximately his key position in seventeen extra exciting instances.
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Extra resources for Appleby Talks Again (Sir John Appleby, Book 15)
Bolen said he had been passing the laboratory, saw the door ajar, and heard someone inside. Knowing Tom was out on the airfield, he had gone in to investigate. "Crivet was over there at the space model of your telesampler," Bolen went on. "Looked as if he'd been sabotaging it. " The huge space model of Tom's new invention -only partly constructed-stood at one end of the room. Tom's jaw tightened as he saw that a tangle of electronic gear had been ripped loose. " Crivet shuddered and rubbed a hand over his eyes.
Tom was startled to see Sam Crivet taking a seat at the back of the hall. Presently Dubley asked Tom to come up on the platform with him. Bud, Sandy, and Phyl sat down in the front row. The meeting began with reports on UFO sightings. Several people who had seen the flying disks stood up to tell about their experiences. Tom listened with keen interest. Then Dubley invited the young inventor to speak. "I've been asked to discuss extraterrestrial life," Tom told the audience. "There's no doubt life does exist outside of earth, because my father and I are already in touch with creatures living elsewhere in our solar system-although as yet we know very little about them.
Students whizzed by on motorcycles and motor scooters. Dr. Feng deposited his luggage at his private lodgings. Afterward, he guided the teen-agers around the Old University and New University. The latter, he said, had been built partly with American funds. "Actually, Heidelberg has no real campus. Its buildings are scattered all over town, on both sides of the river. " Feng told them Heidelberg had over twelve thousand students-many of them from foreign countries, including several hundred Americans.
Appleby Talks Again (Sir John Appleby, Book 15) by Michael Innes