Mystery (Blue Rose Trilogy, Book 2) by Peter Straub

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By Peter Straub

Tom Pasmore, ten years outdated, survives a close to deadly twist of fate. in the course of his lengthy restoration, he turns into passionate about an unsolved homicide and unearths he has clues to fixing it that he shouldn’t. Lamont von Heilitz has spent his lifestyles fixing mysteries, until eventually he desired to understand not anything extra of the phobia of lifestyles and the horror of dying. while a brand new homicide disrupts their international of wealth, energy, and delight, the 2 needs to shape an not likely partnership to confront demons from the earlier and the darkish secrets and techniques that also hang-out the current.

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I'll tell you what. " Ollie looked at me, plainly frightened. I shrugged. They were crazy, that was all. Their sense of proportion was temporarily gone. Out there they had been confused and scared. In here was a straight- forward mechanical problem: a balky generator. It was possible to solve this problem. Solving the problem would help make them feel less confused and helpless. Therefore they would solve it. Jim and his friend Myron decided I knew when I was licked and went back into the generator compartment.

Norton muttered, "Oh my God," and ran his hands through his hair. The shriek ended abruptly. It did not dwindle; it was cut off. One more man went outside, a beefy guy in chino workpants. I think he was set on rescuing the shrieker. For a moment he was out there, visible through the glass and the mist, like a figure seen through a milkscum on a tumbler. Then (and as far as I know, I was the only one to see this) something beyond him appeared to move, a gray shadow in all that white. And it seemed to me that instead of running into the fog, the man in the chino pants was jerked into it, his hands flailing upward as if in surprise.

He simply balked. "No," he said. "No, no, no. Forgive me, gentlemen, but it's completely ridiculous. " My temper rose again, and I controlled it -- with difficulty. I don't think that I'm ordinarily a quick-tempered man, but these weren't ordinary circumstances. I had Billy to think about, and what was happening-or what had already happened-to Stephanie. Those things were constantly gnawing at the back of my mind. "All right," I said. "Let's go back there. There's a chunk of tentacle on the floor.

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