By Roy Lewis
In outdated age Edwin James seems again over his scandalous lifestyles within the legislation and the theatre: he remembers his upward thrust to repute and fortune which starts as a debt-ridden assistance within the case bobbing up from the working Rein scandal of the 1844 Derby. Humiliated in courtroom and blocked through the machinations of the Victorian institution he starts off his hunt for the lacking witness and the Derby winner which has been lively away. Aided through ex-convict Ben Gully, he probes at the hours of darkness stomach of the London underworld whereas while attempting to keep away from his collectors. he's confronted with a suicide, and a murdered corpse hidden within the London sewers, ahead of he seeks the ultimate lethal fact within the foggy dockyards alongside the river, simply to find the reality will not be all it kind of feels and previous scandals can get up to engulf him...
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I know one thing,’ she said. ’ ‘One day, I’ll take you in a carriage,’ he called after her. ‘Be serious,’ she said. 59 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 60 Nine Something was keeping Gracie awake at night. She couldn’t get Bonaparte out of her head. All the fear and hatred she’d felt before he came was mixed up with what she’d seen of him at The Briars. Now, she didn’t know what to think. She wished he’d never come to the island. She wished she’d never heard of him. Yet life for her was no worse than it had been before he arrived.
He waved his arms and pointed, and the maids bumped into one another hurrying to please him. ’ Gracie did her work and kept out of the way. When 32 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 33 she finished the washing-up that night, she wiped her hands on her dress and looked towards Mrs Pratt. ‘See you tomorrow, Gracie,’ she said. So she still had a job. Once again, she began the long walk home. As she took a shortcut across the lawn, a lamp flickered on the path to the Pavilion and she saw a short, stout figure, followed by the lamplighter with a lantern.
He slammed a drawer shut behind the counter. ’ ‘Sorry, eh! ’ ‘Something happened. ’ He waited for her answer. ‘I ... I was frightened... and I thought... you’d told me, the man was evil. ’ ‘Didn’t you think of us! ’ He banged his fists on the counter. Small tins of food bounced in the air and crashed down again. 29 Gracie & the Emperor-pp 31/3/03 3:13 PM Page 30 Gracie jumped in fright, though he’d done it many times before. ’ Gracie gazed at his pale eyes and at the small hands gripping the counter.
Dead Ringer by Roy Lewis