By James Hadley Chase
While a small-time clerk insures his lifestyles for $50,000 after which unexpectedly dies ten days later, it does not take a genius to determine anything suspicious is occurring. So whilst Maddox, the head guy within the assurance enterprise, reveals out, he's made up our minds to unravel it. And this implies difficulty for somebody. actually it capacity hassle for the gorgeous, auburn-haired Meg Barlowe, a girl with a significant previous.
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Section D," the girl told him. There was a big crowd around the horticultural stand and Anson wasn't surprised. He recognized the same genius that had created the garden at the Barlowe house. People moved around gaping and exclaiming at the blooms, the perfect floral arrangements, the little fountains and the beautifully arranged banks of cut flowers. There were four girls, wearing green smocks, busy with their order books. Barlowe stood by a desk, a pencil behind his ear, while he watched the girls book orders.
Suppose this woman insured with my company. The policy would go immediately to the Claims department. The head of this department is a man who has been in the racket for twenty years. During this time, he has had something like five to eight thousand phoney claims to deal with. He has so much experience he can smell a bad claim the way you can smell a dead rat. So what does he do when he gets this policy? He asks himself why a woman should be insuring her life for such a big sum. Who will benefit?
Look at the time," she said. "It's after nine. " She lit a cigarette, then squatting before the fire, the light from the flickering logs on her face, she went on, "Tell me about this idea of yours ... " Anson stared up at the moving shadows on the ceiling. He was relaxed and happy. Their love making had been violent, exciting and satisfying. The ghosts of every girl he had made love with slid through his mind: that's all they were now: faded, dull ghosts. "John ... tell me about your idea," Meg said.