Trying to prove his friend's innocence Campion makes several discoveries, including the fact that the murder was an exact copy of one in a book published by the Golden Quill. The dead man also had a mistress, who tells Campion that there was more than the one key to the basement and that Paul Brand had recently had one cut for himself. Plainly Brand was murdered because he had found out something about the William Congreve manuscript which somebody wanted keeping quiet.
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[an anonymous person has sent Miss Netley's post office savings book to Campion
Then there are these irregular payments.
Ah. People give you money and you pay it into your account. How many birthdays a year do you have? This particular year, did you have a birthday on the 11th and the 13th and the 17th of January? I mean, to add to the birthdays you had in November and December of last year.
I don't *have* to talk you.
You may find it less painful to talk to me.