A Whiff of Death by Isaac Asimov PDF

By Isaac Asimov

ISBN-10: 0449214613

ISBN-13: 9780449214619

All people knew that Ralph Neufeld was once a cautious younger chemist, specially his professor, Lou Brade. that is why Ralph's unintended death because of a confusion of chemical substances struck Brade as hugely not likely. The police agreed.

Someone on campus had switched bottles on negative Ralph and the end result used to be as lethal as were deliberate. the difficulty was once the entire correct suspects have been within the mistaken areas whilst it happened...all the inaccurate suspects had the precise motives...and the only individual so much certified to resolve the crime used to be already being known as the killer!

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Brade shook off the irony. "All right, Doris. " He flopped into the living-room armchair, dropping his topcoat over the arm and letting a sleeve drag on the floor. Ordinarily, he was extremely neat in trivial things (a neurosis he liked to blame on the requirements of chemical research, but which Doris attributed to the after-effects of a domineering mother). " She picked up his coat and went to the hall closet with it and her voice came back a trifle muted. " "Good Lord, no. Couldn't think of it.

I suppose that's it," said Brade. "That fits in with what you found when you walked into the lab. You didn't find anything funny about the situation? " It seemed to Brade that the detective's eyes were glinting shrewdly (tension was making him imaginative, he decided) but he shook his head and said, "No. " Doheny shrugged. " He closed the small notebook in which he had been writing and put it in his inner jacket pocket. " "That's it, then. " "I'll consider it," said Brade, diplomatically. "Oh, and by the way, Ralph had a key to this laboratory.

Still— As a matter of fact, he had (consciously, at that) tried to avoid talking to her. What did he say now, for God's sake? Apologize for not calling? Talk rapidly on neutral subjects? Ask for Anson? What? It was like the time they had driven frozenly home from a department gathering of students and faculty at which he had been markedly attentive to one of the student's wives, one who obviously strove by dimples and decolletage to better her husband's chances. " It had worked. Not a word was said, either that night, or next morning, or ever.

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