My teaser :

Mr.Lindsey was always one of the coolest of hands at receiving news of a startling nature, and now,instead of breaking out into exclamations , he just nodded his head , and dropped into the nearest  chair.
“Aye ?” he remarked quietly .”So ,her ladyship’s disappeared ,too,has she?And when,did you get to hear that now ?”
“Half an hour ago” replied Murray .”The butler at Hathercleugh House has just been in -driven over in a hurry -to tell us.What do you make of it at all?”

pg135 Deadmen’s Money by J.S Fletcher