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 folks of Wigan are inundated with leisure possibilities, which they sorely want following a contemporary strike which has left town half-starved. but if Richard Throstle is located murdered in his lodge room – his spouse Georgina drowsing beside him – and a solid member of The Silver King is offed onstage in the course of a functionality, the neighborhood police within the kind of Sergeant Slevin take cost of an research that allows you to see the curtain move up on sordid predilections and shameful secrets and techniques.
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Anche lo Sciroppo Ratto di Crosta» disse Ron, lanciando una serie di oggetti fuori dal suo baule. » strillò Percy. «Vado io a prendere le cose di Crosta, io ho già finito» disse Harry a Ron, e scese le scale. Era a metà del corridoio verso il bar, a quell'ora molto buio, quando sentì altre due voci concitate provenire dal salottino. Un attimo dopo, le riconobbe: erano quelle dei signori Weasley. Esitò: non voleva che lo scoprissero ad ascoltarli mentre litigavano. Ma quando sentì pronunciare il suo nome si fermò e si avvicinò alla porta.
C'erano luci sopra di lui, e il pavimento vibrava. L'Espresso di Hogwarts era di nuovo in movimento ed era tornata la luce. Era scivolato a terra. Ron e Hermione erano inginocchiati vicino a lui, dietro di loro Neville e il professor Lupin lo stavano guardando. Harry si sentiva malissimo; quando alzò la mano per aggiustarsi gli occhiali, sentì il viso coperto di sudore freddo. Ron e Hermione lo aiutarono a mettersi seduto. » gli chiese Ron nervosamente. «Sì» rispose Harry, guardando in fretta verso la porta.
Chiese Ron indicando con un cenno il professor Lupin. «Non gli farebbe male mangiare qualcosa, mi sembra». Hermione si avvicinò cauta al professor Lupin. «Ehm... » disse. «Mi scusi... » Il mago non si mosse. «Non preoccuparti, cara» disse la strega porgendo a Harry un vassoio di Calderotti. «Se quando si sveglia ha fame, mi trova nella vettura davanti con il macchinista». » chiese Ron piano, mentre la strega richiudeva la porta. » «No, no, respira» sussurrò Hermione, prendendo il biscotto che Harry le offriva.
Act of Murder (Lancashire Detective, Book 1) by Alan Wright