Bone Idle

Bone Idle

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Baker & Taylor
Honeymooning at the home of a close friend, superintendent Robert Bone and his new bride are shocked when their friend's husband and an unpopular tourist are murdered, and Bone is prompted to investigate despite local resistance

Blackwell North Amer
It seems like the best of both worlds for Superintendent Robert Bone and his new bride, Grizel: a holiday that combines Bone's passion, a stately houses tour, with a visit to Grizel's friend, Jane, and her husband, Lord Benet Paisley Roke. Roke Castle is on the tour, and, with Roke's penchant for wicked practical jokes - an alligator in the swimming pool, a skeleton in the oubliette - it promises to give full entertainment value. But when an unpopular tour-party guest takes a fatal tumble, and Roke himself is brutally murdered, no one is laughing.
For once on the scene of the crime as it happened, Bone - as a potential suspect - has no authority to investigate. He also must endure being grilled by the local Chief Inspector, a working-class boor who seems delighted by a nasty rumor that gives Bone motive as well as opportunity to shove the hapless tourist over the battlements.
As Grizel helps Jane cope with the duties of a bereaved widow, Bone cannot resist carrying out a few discreet inquiries. And in the explosive aftermath of the reading of the will, Bone - in a flash of sudden, blinding clarity - must spring into action, racing to stop a bold and reckless killer who is poised to strike again.

Baker
& Taylor

Honeymooning at the home of a close friend, superintendent Robert Bone and his new bride are shocked when their friend's husband and an unpopular tourist are murdered, and Bone is prompted to investigate despite local resistance.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 1995.
ISBN: 9780671735319
0671735314
Branch Call Number: M STA
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 23 cm.

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