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Lion in the Cellar

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Other than her Uncle George, Sukie was the only member of the notorious Heap family who was still at large. Her great-grandfather was one of two family members immortalised in wax at Madame Tussaud’s Chamber of Horrors. He had invented a particularly nasty machine gun. The other was Sukie’s grandmother, who one day had taken an axe and promptly disposed of five of her neighbours. Sukie’s mother later tried her hand at arson and was sent to a mental institution. Sukie defiantly explained, as had her mother before her, that insanity did not run in the family. After all, her grandmother had been hanged—and the British do not execute the insane. The Heaps were definitely being maligned. Why, her Uncle George couldn’t even bear the sight of blood, which is no doubt why he preferred to strangle his victims. So, naturally, when Mr. Bentley turned up dead with a bloody axe at his side, Sukie’s husband figured she was at last taking up the family trade and proceeded to cover up the crime. And why not? Other than a tendency to lie outrageously, Sukie was a very nice person

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Author(s):
Branch, Pamela
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780915230891
Number of pages:
158
Publisher:
Rue Morgue

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Other than her Uncle George, Sukie was the only member of the notorious Heap family who was still at large. Her great-grandfather was one of two family members immortalised in wax at Madame Tussaud’s Chamber of Horrors. He had invented a particularly nasty machine gun. The other was Sukie’s grandmother, who one day had taken an axe and promptly disposed of five of her neighbours. Sukie’s mother later tried her hand at arson and was sent to a mental institution. Sukie defiantly explained, as had her mother before her, that insanity did not run in the family. After all, her grandmother had been hanged—and the British do not execute the insane. The Heaps were definitely being maligned. Why, her Uncle George couldn’t even bear the sight of blood, which is no doubt why he preferred to strangle his victims. So, naturally, when Mr. Bentley turned up dead with a bloody axe at his side, Sukie’s husband figured she was at last taking up the family trade and proceeded to cover up the crime. And why not? Other than a tendency to lie outrageously, Sukie was a very nice person

Author(s):
Branch, Pamela
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780915230891
Number of pages:
158
Publisher:
Rue Morgue

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