Fri, 18 June 2021
Can young Beautrelet really solve a crime which absolutely baffles the police? Maurice Leblanc, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.
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Last week, there was a late night struggle in the mansion of M de Gevres, and his secretary, M. Daval, was found dead. M de Gevres was unharmed, but a man was seen on the grounds carrying something. Before he got too far, he was shot by a witness from the house. He apparently remained trapped in the grounds, but was never discovered. Young Isidore Beautrelet, a local student, posed as a local journalist, and seemed to have a peculiarly intimate knowledge of the case. Let’s see what he can tell us.
And now, The Hollow Needle, Part 2 of 7, by Maurice Leblanc.