The Chronicles of Lucifer Jones, Volume 3: 1931-1934, Encounters

By Mike Resnick

The 3rd Lucifer Jones ebook, this one unearths everyone' favourite con guy in Europe, the place he encounters a home-made guy, a werewolf, the Clubfoot of Notre Dame, the world's maximum consulting dectective, the Loch Ness monster, the misplaced continent of Atlantis, faces demise within the bull ring, and learns tabernacle isn't really a house.

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Yeah? ” He nodded. “Most of the jewels on exhibit within the Tower are pretend. the genuine jewels are locked away in a vault under floor level—and that vault may be cracked. the govt has no wish to name recognition to it, so it's not guarded, now not marked in anyway, and certainly feels like any garage room. whereas apartment and the police are ready within the Tower, I will likely be without delay under them, the place i'm going to have all evening to thieve the unprotected Crown Jewels at my relaxation. ” “You convinced of this? ” I requested. “Would i've got guess 5 thousand kilos if I had any doubts? ” answered Von Horst. “I obtained it from an embittered girl who as soon as notion she had an opportunity to marry Edward and develop into the Queen of all England. He toyed together with her affections after which left her, and for years she has been nursing her bitterness and watching for her revenge. It used to be when we have been brought by means of a mutual buddy and that i admitted a few of my younger indiscretions to her that she made up our minds to impart this information to me, within the wish that when I had finished my venture i'd make it public and hence make fools of the complete Royal relatives. ” He smiled. “And what higher option to publicize it than to defeat and humiliate England's favourite son, Sherringford residence? ” “Just the place do I input into those the following plans? ” I acknowledged. “You needs to persuade residence that, for a few unfathomable cause, you could have taken a powerful dislike to me and want to thwart me. you'll provide him a few cock-and-bull tale that we are going to concoct approximately how I plan to sneak into the jewel room, in order that all his efforts are targeted there, and he by no means realizes that whereas he's looking ahead to me, i've got arrived and stolen the true jewels at once under the place he's status. ” “And that is it? ” I requested. “That's it,” he stated. “What do you think that? ” What i assumed used to be that he'd be overseas with the jewels whereas i used to be caught within the Tower and he had by no means had any goal of paying me my one-third, yet I simply grinned at him and acknowledged, “You have been correct; it sounds foolproof to me. ” “I'm staying on the Savoy,” he acknowledged. “Come by means of the next day to come evening and we are going to figure out the synthetic plan for you to relate to deal with and with a purpose to hold all his efforts and attentions restricted to the Tower. ” “What time? ” I requested. “Shall we are saying 8 o'clock? ” recommended Von Horst. “We may well do it quicker, after all, yet i would like condo to imagine it took me an entire days to open up to you. it kind of feels extra practical this manner. ” I received up and advised him that i might see him the subsequent evening. Then I went correct to a bookstall and acquired a map of the Tower of London. the genuine jewel room wasn't on it, yet i discovered the steps top right down to its point, and it appeared like Von Horst had figured issues out pretty much. there have been lots of get away routes, and if issues acquired rather demanding, he may possibly open a window and simply leap into the Thames. actually, it was once one of these stable plan that i made a decision i might retain it for myself. I spent the remainder of the day getting my first solid examine London, which was once genuine lengthy and robust on museums and stuff, yet correct brief on playing homes.

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