By Lionel Davidson
Casper Laing, the younger, fiery and extraordinary Professor of Semitic Languages, is requested to decipher an old parchment present in Israel. Piecing jointly its mysterious fragments, his translation quickly finds instructions to a shrouded place. Believed to be the key hiding position of the real Menorah, an historical and invaluable Jewish candelabrum, the Jordanians and Israelis commence a frantic race to assert the prize. Surrounded via violent and treacherous competitors, Casper is enjoined on a dangerous experience deep into the burning Negev wilderness. far to Shiloh (1966), Lionel Davidson's 3rd novel, was once a ebook Society selection and gained the Crime Writers' organization Gold Dagger Award in addition to the Crime Critics' Award for top mystery of the yr. released within the united states because the Menorah males, it was once a no. 1 bestseller on either side of the Atlantic. It extra cemented his attractiveness as one of many pre-eminent style writers of his new release, and was once defined by way of the mother or father as 'first-rate' and by means of the hot York instances as 'a supple take pleasure in which studying, wit and magnificence are superbly integrated.'
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She asked you a question,” he said. ” “She’d better be,” Chris told him. Adam had regained his poise by now. He smiled thinly at Chris. ” he said. Chris was silent. ” asked Adam.
I’ll empty it,” he said. Helen nodded once and went into the house. Chris watched her until she’d closed the door behind herself. As he started for the garage, he glanced at Grace and Jack’s house. What if they had come home, he thought. He swallowed nervously as he opened and shut the side garage door and edged past the bumper of the Ford, heading for the laundry tub. He hadn’t felt this for years: this guilty apprehension of the criminal. The thought sent such a wave of sickened revelation through him that he almost cried aloud.
Not only had the sonata record been in stock, there had been three di erent ones to choose from. Moreover, Chris had initiated a practice which, only later, other record stores began to utilize—that of o ering unplayed records to customers. U ntil that time, Helen had always found what she was looking for on the shelves—the records, unsheathed, inserted directly into their cardboard jackets. Chris had taken the records out of the jackets and placed them alphabetically behind the counter in plastic envelopes.