Cross my heart and hope to die
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die by Sheila RadleyA terrible series of gales drives through the village of Byland near Englands eastern coast. Eventually the storms pass, but they leave behind destruction and fear. An old couple Gladys and Zygmunt Crackjaw, have disappeared. Gladys hasnt been seen in the village in a long time, but the elderly Ziggy bicycled into town every week to buy food and pick up their pensions. The sub-postmistress, Janet Thacker, saw him on Thursday, but no ones seen him since. Now the door to the Crackjaws house is locked, the pension receipt booklets are on the mantle, and there are some gray hairs and a smear of blood near the fireplace, whee one of the old people may have fallen. The Crackjaws are nowhere to be found.
With no bodies and no clue to where the Crackjaws might be, Detective Chief Inspector Douglas Quantrill and Sergeant Hilary Lloyd face a virtually unsolvable case. Neither the villagers nor the couples grown children will admit to knowing anything. And nobody seems to care very much. Quantrill and Lloyd will keep probing until they find some answers -- if only Quantrill and Lloyd can tell fact from fiction.
In this superbly crafted, heartfelt novel, Radley uses a dual narrative technique to transcend the boundaries of the traditional crime novel, producing a story of poignant, universal appeal.
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An excellent plot -- a story within a story that still leaves the reader guessing until the last pages. Beautifully crafted and excellently written, as always. Its a shame Ms. Radley wasnt as prolific as Agatha Christie!
Valerie Broussard - Cross My Heart (Audio) [LUCIFER - 3X21 - SOUNDTRACK]
Cross My Heart And Hope To Die
Since your death Everything has felt so meaningless and vain that I've lost the will to live. Love, your death Ripped my heart right out and since you went away Life's had nothing more to give. Cross my heart and hope to die May my end come tonight Across the dark, into the light May death again us unite. Love, my fate Will you wait for me there There, beyond the dreary seas.
Billy's the one who broke the cookie jar—cross my heart and hope to die! See also: cross , heart , hope. It's true, cross my heart and hope to die. It's really true—cross my heart. Attest to the truth of something; solemnly assure someone that the truth has been spoken. For example, I did lock the door-cross my heart and hope to die! This phrase most likely originated as a religious oath based on the sign of the cross; it is generally accompanied by hand gestures such as crossing one's hands over one's breast and then pointing the right hand skyward a variant is cross my heart and point to God.
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