This crime novel is the first in the series.
“He gave an officious cough, half in Elsie´s direction, and said, ´I am afraid that I have to tell you that our wife is missing.´
´My ex-wife. We were divorced some years ago.´
´Your ex-wife, of course. For the moment she has simply been reported as a missing person. My apologies for putting this so bluntly, but we have good reason to believe that she may have committed suicide.´
I remained, though I say it myself, admirably composed. ´I am very sorry to hear that,´ I said, ´but I can´t see what it has to do with me. Not after all this time.´
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