Late of the Payroll
By John Eider
Copyright 2011 John Eider
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Chapter 1 – The Inspector’s Evening
Inspector Graham Rase sat back on the green leather sofa that ran along the wainscotted wall. He was in the Reading Room of the Club, itself a part of the Royal Hotel and the closest thing that Southney, the town he lived in, had to a gentleman’s club of the old definition. Not that they had yet been reached by anything of the newer definition, of which he was rather glad, he considered, as he watched the air move across the large quiet space of the room before him.