“I’m on my way
with dust in my shoes
free of mythology:
send books back to their shelves,
I’m going down into the streets.”
When William Wainwright went missing, to begin with no one really made much of a fuss. The shop was closed up, the sign brought in, and only the tourists seemed disappointed when the “famous” old bookshop wasn’t available to be explored.
When he didn’t come back after a week, the vicar was the first to wonder where he had gone. Not that the vicar and Bill were particularly close, on the contrary, but still… it was his duty to notice things like that.
When finally someone went out of the village to Bill’s country house, they found it completely open. There was a cup of tea, still on the table, and no sign whatsoever of William Wainwright.
The investigation was thorough, but it all came to a stop when Bill’s lawyer appeared. Hackett was a man without humour, carrying a large deal of paperwork. Apparently Bill had made arrangements for if and when he died or “disappeared without a trace”. The police thought that was far from usual, but there was not much to be done.
So Hackett sent the letters out, to the people on Bill’s list, people who were vaguely connected to him in some way. He was unmarried, and had no children that anyone knew about, so the strange collection of people were to be brought and Hackett was left to decide the details of who wanted to take over the shop and the house (strictly not to be sold off)…
Hosted and narrated by:
Dan McGru (DanMcGru)
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