By Colin Dexter
The candy countenance of cause greeted Morse serenely while he woke, and advised him that it might be no undesirable inspiration to have a quiet examine the matter itself ahead of galloping off to an answer. leader Inspector Morse was once on my own one of the congregation in suspecting persevered unrest within the quiet parish of St Frideswide’s. most folks may possibly nonetheless take into account the churchwarden’s homicide. a number of may possibly nonetheless keep in mind the murderer’s suicide. Now even the police had closed the case. until eventually an opportunity assembly one of the tombstones finds startling new facts of a conspiracy to deceive...
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She didn't even consider telling him about the ghost boy, or about the dark presence on the other side of the attic door. When it came to ghosts, she knew what he'd say. It would be different if he could see the ghost boy 38 CHRISTINA'S GHOST himself, she thought. But he won't. The boy comes when I'm feeling good. When I'm laughing. And Uncle Ralph doesn't laugh. The world really is too much for him—especially with Chris Cooper cluttering up his summer. 6. Footsteps in the Hall Midnight. Chris peered at the straight-up, glowing hands of her clock.
Her laughter had brought him. 57 58 CHRISTINA'S GHOST Poor little kid. He'd had nobody to laugh with for years and years. She started back to the house. On the way she picked some of the feathery blue flowers that grew in the tall grass edging the lawn. If she were going to bring sunshine into Uncle Ralph's life, flowers might help. The table was set—the blue bouquet, peanut butter, jelly, bread, tall glasses of milk—when Uncle Ralph came out of the study. He grunted, sat down, and opened his book.
Come back, boy," she called. " She ran down the hall, stopping to open each closed door. The rooms were empty. At the end of the hall was a door she hadn't tried the night before. She ran to it now and threw it open. Stairs led upward into attic shadows. A blast of icy air struck her as she mounted the first step. Go! Go away! The words thundered around Chris, a terrible rush and roar that was partly sound, partly frigid cold. She leaped back into the hall and slammed the door with all her strength.
Service of All the Dead by Colin Dexter