By Franklin W. Dixon
Homicide is usually a nasty investment.
Frank and Joe examine the disappearance of Cyril Bayard, a shady funding counselor who's been courting the boy's aunt Gertrude and to whom she entrusted her lifestyles mark downs. His clerk has simply been came across murdered, and it feels like the bullet was once intended for Bayard. the men stopover at his condo, yet he's long gone and where is trashed.
When Aunt Gertrude is fingered because the leader suspect, the Hardy's need to act quick. They head for long island to name on Bayard's enterprise affiliates. yet sooner than they comprehend it, they're drawn right into a treacherous chase via a global they understand not anything approximately -- the darkish underside of Wall Street.
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However, the original publication dates of the two works— “Nisen dōka” predates Ackroyd by a few years— exclude the possibility that Ranpo learned the trick from Christie and directly copied it. Instead, the sequence of events suggests that Ranpo and Christie detected the same generic convention and decided to permute it in Introduction 21 the same way, making a conscious choice to exploit the naïveté of such an assumption and using it to entertain readers. The speed and quantity of Japanese translations of Western detective ﬁction in the interwar period were such that it was easy for Ranpo— or any other committed aﬁcionados—to monitor the latest developments in the genre from afar.
On the ﬁrst page, notable contemporary journalist Miyake Setsurei (1860–1945) writes: “Secret means darkness, and liberation means light. ”9 His argument in the rest of the article is as straightforward as the two opening sentences: secrets, especially in the realms of politics, international diplomacy, and even individual human relations, are something to be condemned and eradicated. His attitude is also representative of all the articles in the “Opinions” (kōron) and “Teachings” (zeien) sections as they all recognize fairness and openness as virtues to be upheld in any human relationship.
As Iwami visited the family on the fateful night, with a box of sweets with which to drug them, the father of the family, for whom the stresses of the earthquake proved to be too much, killed his wife, who just before had killed their child. Iwami, who stumbled upon this tragedy, was caught in a struggle with the father and eventually killed him in self-defense. The house then was set on ﬁre, either by Iwami, the father, or Matsumoto, to make the land as bare as it had been before. The community that the narrator once recognized as close hides many secrets: an admirable veteran, an innocuous proprietor, and a refugee journalist, all have the potential to become capable of brutal murder and arson.
A Killing in the Market (The Hardy Boys Casefiles, Book 18) by Franklin W. Dixon