By Ellery Adams
Whereas strolling her poodle, Olivia Limoges discovers a lifeless physique buried within the sand. may perhaps or not it's attached to the unusual burglaries plaguing Oyster Bay, North Carolina? At each crime scene, the thieves arrange unusual tableaus: a stick of butter with a knife via it, dolls with silver spoons of their mouths, a deck of playing cards with a lacking queen. Olivia realizes every one setup represents a clich?. And who greater to decode the clich? clues than her Bayside e-book Writers staff?
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Clearly surprised by Olivia’s serious tone, Laurel hesitated, but she must have recognized the concern on her friend’s face, because she nodded and then pushed the stroller out the door. “She’d be better off buyin’ a gun,” the man in line behind Olivia remarked. ” he queried, making it apparent that any man who did not possess a firearm wasn’t a genuine male. “Her husband’s a dentist. ” Olivia accepted her bags from the cashier and flashed a wry grin at the man behind her. “But don’t worry. I could always loan her my rifle.
Hampton’s Hardware had occupied a prime spot on Main Street since Olivia was a toddler. Back then, when there were no parking meters and a horse-drawn trolley shuttled people from the two downtown churches to a parking and picnic area near the docks, Hampton’s also housed the town’s only post office. With the recent influx of cash into Oyster Bay’s municipal coffers, however, a new post office had been built at the end of the block and Hampton’s began stocking souvenirs instead of stamps. Cheap T-shirts, plastic sand toys, tacky postcards, salt-water taffy, and plaster replicas of the local lighthouse filled the large front window and the area surrounding the checkout.
You do it again later on. ” Harris looked horrified. Sticking his hands into his wavy, ginger hair, he moaned. ” Laurel gave Harris a kind smile. ” She held out his pages. “You make me view things through Zenobia’s eyes. That scene where she walks into the throne room and looks up at the seven moons and the starry sky through that enormous glass ceiling . ” She glanced out the cottage window where daytime was fading into twilight. The horizon over the ocean was blurred by the humidity, and the sky was a nearly colorless yellow.
A Deadly Cliche (A Books by the Bay Mystery 02) by Ellery Adams