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Edgar Wallace: The Door with Seven Locks / Hét lakat alatt

the-door-with-seve-locksDick Martin is leaving Scotland Yard. His final job, investigating a stolen book, takes him via a conversation with the librarian Sybil Lansdown to Gallows Cottage and a meeting with Doctor Stalletti. Tommy Crawler, Bertram Cody’s chauffeur, is also there. Arriving home, Martin finds Lew Pheeney being followed by a man for whom he recently worked. “Doing what?” demands Martin. Lew finally confesses. “I was trying to open a dead man’s tomb!” The telephone rings. It is Mr. Havelock.

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A fiatalon nyugalomba vonulni készülő Dick Martin, a Scotland Yard felügyelőhelyettese nem gondolta volna, hogy utolsó két feladatával milyen szörnyű eseménysorozatot indít el. Elő kellett állítania Lew Pheeneyt, a híres bankrablót, és utána kellett járnia egy közkönyvtárból ellopott kötetnek. Lew Pheeneyt, aki ártatlannak bizonyult, de egy másik ügyben vallomást készült tenni, Martin saját lakásán gyilkolták meg, az ellopott könyv révén pedig a derék felügyelőhelyettes megismerkedett Miss Sybil Landsdownnal, azzal a szép ifjú könyvtáros hölggyel, akit azután majd a végveszélyből kell kimentenie.

Excerpt from the book:

” Dick Martin’s last official job (as he believed) was to pull in Lew Pheeney, who was wanted in connection with the Helborough bank robbery. He found Lew in a little Soho cafe, just as he was finishing his coffee.

“What’s the idea, colonel?” asked Lew, almost genially, as he got his hat.

“The inspector wants to talk to you about that Helborough job,” said Dick.

Lew’s nose wrinkled in contempt.

“Helborough grandmothers!” he said scornfully. “I’m out of that bank business–thought you knew it. What are you doing in the force, Martin? They told me that you’d run into money and had quit.”

“I’m quitting. You’re my last bit of business.”

“Too bad you’re falling down on the last lap!” grinned Lew. “I’ve got forty-five well-oiled alibis. I’m surprised at you, Martin. You know I don’t ‘blow’ banks; locks are my speciality–”

“What were you doing at ten o’clock on Tuesday night?”

A broad smile illuminated the homely face of the burglar.”

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