This free ebook contains two unputdownable Crime Novellas from the pen of Peter C Byrnes.
Excerpt from The Blue Sapphire:
I back-tracked to the top of the two steps that led down into the sunken Lounge and climbed the steps to the second level. These stairs too were made of thick clear glass with the treads protruding so it seemed from the adjacent wall of slate pieces. A handrail of clear glass. You felt as though you were going to fall through at any moment. Or as though you were walking on air! Again not a mark on the steps that may have indicated that some-one else had ever negotiated these treads.
There were two bedrooms on the upper level with their own large en-suite and walk-in ’his and hers’ wardrobes.
Each Bedroom was a mirror reflection of the other in all regards even down to the colour scheme, bed linen and towelling in the En-suites. Each Bedroom was close to twice the size of my entire Office suite. A king size bed and a two seater Queen Anne sofa the only furniture. The bedroom associated with the ‘lived-in’ look of the en-suite and the walk-in robe had a recessed shelving section over the bed head that held surprise, surprise a few small photograph frames, an antique ’Mickey Mouse’ alarm clock, several books on Military History and ‘his and hers’ Cartier watches, both dripping with diamonds.
I pocketed these.
You could have held a Ball such was the free floor space which was again carpeted by the same ankle deep white carpet as the Lounge area. Again one wall was entirely floor to ceiling double glass panels that slid apart giving access onto large terraces with the same clear glass balustrade as downstairs.
I did not venture outside.
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