By Alan Wright
Wigan, 1894. The Richard Throstle Magic Lantern corporation proudly provides its ghoulishly renowned magic lantern express, Phantasmagoria. in the meantime, throughout city a traveling theatre corporation – the Morgan-Drew gamers – plods the provinces within the celebrated melodrama The Silver King. the great people of Wigan are inundated with leisure possibilities, which they sorely desire following a contemporary strike which has left the city half-starved. but if Richard Throstle is located murdered in his lodge room – his spouse Georgina slumbering beside him – and a forged member of The Silver King is offed onstage in the course of a functionality, the neighborhood police within the type of Sergeant Slevin take cost of an research with a purpose to see the curtain move up on sordid predilections and shameful secrets and techniques.
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But I understand why you did it. ” Aahz now looked at me with a shocked expression as Tanda laughed. “I think your apprentice is starting to learn,” she said, smiling at Aahz. ” Aahz just sighed and sat down on the floor. “The tent we went into was a Shifter’s tent. The person we had talked to was a Shifter. ” I had to admit that he had answered my questions, but not very well. ” Tanda laughed at that as she too sat down on the floor. “It wasn’t just Aahz. ” “Because,” Aahz said, “Shifters have made it their business to know where dimensions are.
Instead he just kept staring out the window at the courtyard. “Aahz, you might really want to look at this. ” Aahz said, shaking his head. “Remember the last time we were at the Bazaar at Deva? ” I stared at him. I had no idea steaks came from creatures called cows. I had just assumed they came from creatures called steaks. Trout came from trout, salmon came from salmon, and duck came from duck. It was logical. Besides, there were no cows in this dimension. At least, none that I had ever met. ” Aahz slowly turned to stare at me, his eyes slit as if he were trying to figure out if I was actually joking or not Then, in two steps, he was in front of me, snatching the map from my grasp.
I asked. ” “I didn’t say that,” Aahz said. ” I frowned and Tanda laughed. “Mini is populated by Minikins, who have this awful power of never telling a lie about anything. ” “If he had been there for more than a day, he had to tell the truth about the map as well. That’s why we got out of there so fast. ” At that I had no firsthand knowledge, but I figured Tanda was the expert. “Come on,” she said to Aahz. “Dig out the map. We’re wasting time. ” Aahz asked as he pulled out the parchment, unfolded it, and put it on the bed so all three of us could look at it.
Act of Murder (Lancashire Detective, Book 1) by Alan Wright