A Festive Fatality: 12 Days of Murder by Rachel Ward
‘Oh, promoted, that’s interesting,’ says Vikram. ‘You’d think she’d be pleased, but when I saw her on Monday afternoon, she seemed off, preoccupied or something.’
‘Where was this?’ Margot’s tone is rather sharp.
‘I just happened to be in the library, and we bumped into each other.’ Vikram is trying, and not quite succeeding, to keep his tone casual.’
‘On Monday afternoon?’ says Jan. ‘I saw you crossing the road outside the Podium, then checking your watch and practically breaking into a run, like you were late for a meeting.’
Vikram’s mouth twitched with irritation.
‘Not at all, Jan. I was just dropping off some books and Emma was there. She sounded me out about something briefly. Then she had to dash. I walked out with her and she headed off towards the station.’
QUESTION 4: WHICH TOWN IN BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET FEATURES IN THE SONG SLOW TRAIN BY MICHAEL FLANDERS AND DONALD SWAN?