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Knockdown / The Guardian / A Nun in the Closet
Knockdown / The Guardian / A Nun in the Closet Author:John Hough, Dick Francis, Dorothy Gilman KNOCKDOWN -- Dick Francis — It's the classic law of the invader. Get to the strongest guy and smash him, and then watch the weaker ones fall like ninepins. Which is exactly what a vicious gang of horse dealers decides to do. But they haven't reckoned with bloodstock agent Jonah Dereham. — THE GUARDIAN -- John Hough — A biopsy of a small-tow... more »n murder -- as gratuitous as the four bullets which destroy the face and identity of a young woman so thoroughly that she's buried as unknown in Lymington on Cape Cod -- is presided over by the guardian of the title, Lymington's long-time chief of police, well-weathered Nye Richardson Gifford who represents the last of an old New England family. The case itself is...
More intermittently pursued and followed up until the girl, pretty but fancy under those false eyelashes -- all that remained -- is identified and connected with a basketball player who shucked her to a criminal who hassled her. In between, though, it's Gift who will hold just as much of your interest, a man looking back on his life that was, in this town that was, with its changing mien -- an Esplanade here, a development there, youngsters pushing drugs, the shambling derelict with his hand out for the next drink... Gift is one of the nicest oldsters you've met in a long time and as you traipse behind him, ghosts of the past and home truths of the present scud away with those monarch butterflies and falling leaves...
A NUN IN THE CLOSET -- Dorothy Gilman
When Sister John and Sister Hyacinthe set out to explore the huge old house left to the Abbey by a mysterious benefactor, they had no inkling of the bizarre adventures that awaited them.
From the moment they set foot on the property, their world began to shiver and shake. First they found a wounded man hiding in a closet. Then they discovered a fortune stuffed in an old suitcase at the bottom of the well. There was also the matter of white powder in the sugar jars in the pantry. Sugar? Not on your life.« less