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And Be a Villain (Nero Wolfe, Book 13) by Rex Stout

By Rex Stout

Unique booklet: 1948

Radio speak exhibit host Madeline Fraser's worst nightmare comes precise whilst considered one of her on-air visitors collapses on the mike after consuming a tumbler of the sponsor's beverage.

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She smiled. ” Gennie managed a smile. ” Fiona’s grin was a bit smaller than Gennie’s. “Are you absolutely certain this is what you should be doing? ” As would I, Gennie thought. Close this door if You do not intend me to walk through it, Lord. ” This time her smile was genuine. ” From the corner of her eye, Gennie watched the conductor make his way toward them. ” She squeezed Fiona’s fingers, then released her. ” “Are you certain? ” Fiona stepped into the aisle. ” Fiona looked as doubtful as Gennie felt.

Mae Winslow’s finely tuned senses jumped as the fire bell rang, setting the populace into a motion akin to the stirring of a nest of hornets, and sending Mae into a fit of the vapors. Before the sounding of the alarm, the only stings fair Mae felt in the bleak light of dawn were from her heart and her conscience. She had disappointed dear Henry once again, allowing the calamity that dogged her steps to set her on yet another path leading away from the home and hearth he so freely offered. Surely the long-suffering Henry understood that beneath her buckskin-clad exterior beat a heart that held nothing but love for him despite the vagabond life she must lead.

Gennie suspected the flush in his cheeks was not from the exertion of hauling her luggage. By the time she climbed out of the carriage, her trunk sat atop a pile of luggage beside a Boston-bound train, and Chandler Dodd stood beside the porter with his money clip in hand. She pushed her way inside the train station. Fewer people populated the building than the platforms, and they moved about in a more orderly fashion. Still, the sounds and smells competed with the occasional roar of a train whistle to make Gennie feel genuinely less than well.

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