“Stop where you are,” declared the short, mustachioed, dandily dressed detective, in a European accent, as he entered the Assembly chamber.
“I am informed there has been a murder, right here in the Capitol!”
Legislators looked puzzled. This was like something out of an Agatha Christie novel.
A progressive Democrat rose and said: “We are unaware of any murders, other than the usual killing of moderates’ political careers. Who’s your victim?”
The detective held up a handkerchief bearing the monogram, “HSR.”
“These are the victim’s initials.”
“That can’t be!” shouted the governor, who had rushed to …