My Darling Detective - Pages 54 – 100 Summary & Analysis

Howard Norman
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In the Auction in London, it is now mid-August, 1977. Jacob must travel to London in the coming weeks to bid on a photograph by August Salzmann called Tombeau des Rois de Juda. He is given a limit of twelve-thousand English pounds. In September, Jacob arrives in London for the auction. He is outbid by another representative, Hans Frisch, for twenty-two thousand pounds. Frisch tells Jacob that he does not have a limit. He also reveals he is depressed, as his wife and kids have left him. Frisch decides he will gift Tombeau to Jacob, because he is looking to be fired. Jacob questions the ethics of all of this, especially how it would look for Mrs. Hamelin. On the phone with Martha about this, Martha tells Jacob to have nothing to do with the situation, as it is wrong.

That night, Frisch commits suicide...

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