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She Died a Lady: A Sir Henry Merrivale Mystery - John Dickson Carr

‘Is that you, Doctor?’ Alec called.

‘Yes. I’d better run the car into the garage, in case it rains. Be with you in half a tick.’

But Alec didn’t wait. He blundered over into the glow of the head-lamps, and I had to stop altogether. Putting his hand on the door of the car, he peered up and down the drive.

‘Look here,’ he said. ‘Who cut the telephone-wires?’

Oh, this is good!