By M. C. Beaton
After years of bullying others as a high-flying public kin boss, Agatha takes early retirement to a picture-perfect village within the Cotswolds. and the way higher to make associates than through coming into the neighborhood quiche-making festival? to make sure first prize Agatha buys her access at a London delicatessen. unluckily, Agatha's ideal product is quickly uncovered - as not just store-bought yet poisoned. the competition pass judgement on succumbs after consuming it, and with him cross Agatha's probabilities of rural bliss - except she will be able to detect the true poisoner...
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Then he stabbed a small hole in each end of the roll and pulled the wires through to hold the coil in position. The roll-now a coil-was tacked to the board with thumbtacks. Dr. Miller, meanwhile, had taken the receiver from the telephone. Scotty strung yards of wire around the room and handed the loose end to Rick. That was the antenna. Then Scotty scraped a bright place on a water pipe with his knife and twisted a length of wire tightly around it. That was the ground. Rick and Dr. Miller made connections.
They’re called alpha, beta, gamma, and neutrons. Our sample has alpha and gamma. That means it doesn’t come from either bomb debris or from a reactor, because fission takes place in both, and there is almost always beta activity as well as gamma in the products of fission. But some isotopes of uranium and thorium have little beta, with some alpha and gamma, so Baxter concluded we had powdered uranium ore. There are many kinds of ore. Pitchblende is the best, but carnotite, which is a gray rock with yellowish streaks, is also good ore.
Rick did so, but there was only music from a nearby station, interspersed with local commercials. Before there was a chance to get a weather report they were rolling into town. Lansdalewas too small even to be called a “whistle stop,” because no trains came near it. An interstate bus route passed through on the main highway, and that was the sole link with the towns to north and south, except for private cars. Rick drove right up the main street. He saw a drugstore, an independent food market, a hardware-and-farm-supply store, a variety store, and two gas stations.