The Night of the Storm
by Arthur Gask (1937)
Arthur Cecil Gask (1872-1951) was born in London and practised as a dental surgeon for more than forty years in England and Australia. Following retirement in 1933 he devoted himself to writing. He died in North Adelaide, South Australia.
(Featuring Gilbert Larose)
“Yes, they are all three as pretty as pictures,” said the Superintendent, scowling, “but I'll stake my life one of them killed the man.” He spoke slowly and deliberately. “They come of the best stock in the land, by birth and breeding they should be above reproach, and yet it is as clear as daylight to me that one of them has stooped to a guilty passion, and then, for some reason turning upon her lover, has sent him into eternity with the callousness of a butcher slaughtering a sheep.”