MACMILLAN THE JEWEL THAT WAS OURS
Автор: Colin Dexter
Серия: Macmillan Readers
Eddie Stratton told Chief Inspector Morse That He'd gone up to Room 310 of the Randolph Hotel at about 5.20 p.m. But the door to the room had been shut,and when he'd knocked on it,his wife Laura had not replied. So he'd gone downstairs again to the hotel reception desk to get another key.
When he'd finally entered the room, Eddie had found his wife lying dead on the carpet. And he'd quickly noticed that her handbag was missing.
"Your wife was dead on the first thing you thought about was her handbag?" asked Morse. "That's rather strange, isn't it?"
"No, it isn't, Inspector,"reapied Eddie. "You see, there was something very valuable in that handbag."