The George Sweet Doorway Mysteries - "A RAINY AFTERNOON ON MARLEYBONE STREET"...

  ......it was the addition of the glass "advent porte" over the entryway that had been both convenient and a source of annoyance to Mr. Cableton, the butler at Wedgewood House. Although it was lovely on rainy days to greet visitors who could shake their coats and umbrellas off under its cover, (before they did so INSIDE the foyer!) he would also have to shoo away loiterers and passersby who parked themselves there to have a smoke, grab a kiss, or chat over their paper cups of coffee. Imagine his surprise on that Thursday before tea time when he prodded the rumpled gentleman sitting on the stoop in the gathering storm. The man toppled over face-up, eyes staring!... a hobo!...with a jeweled letter opener in the shape of a Chinese dragon stabbed neatly through his heart, pinning an expensive piece of stationery scrawled illegibly with turquoise ink....and was that a stick figure?.....

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