The Hot-Water Bottle Mystery Author:Alan Delgado "My pearls!" cries Lady Wattlebury.
"Were they in the stolen suitcase?" asks the policeman.
"Were they in a jewel case?"
"Oh, no. They were hidden."
"Ah! In a pocket in the suitcase?"
"No. Not in a pocket. In a hot-water bottle."
And that's how a strange adventure begins.