Britain: The Good Life

Death in the fast lane

A gruesome murder and a lucky tip, a pretty American victim and a jet-setting suspect from a dazzlingly wealthy British family. The case could have been a thriller co-written by Agatha Christie and Evelyn Waugh. It began three weeks ago when a motorist in a lonely part of Exeter Forest stumbled upon a headless, bullet-ridden, badly decomposed corpse. Police eventually determined that the victim's beige cotton T shirt had been made in Morocco and her pink polyester shorts purchased in San Francisco. Then they received a call from an informed source suggesting that those clothes...

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