By Michael Innes
Clusters, a superb nation condo, is afflicted by means of bats, as Lord and girl Osprey whinge to their visitors, who contain excellent detective, Sir John Appleby. within the subject of bats, Appleby is detached, yet he's quickly confronted with a true challenge—the homicide of Lord Osprey, stabbed with an ornate dagger within the library.
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