By Melissa Bourbon
While her great-grandmother passes away, Harlow Jane Cassidy leaves her activity as a ny dressmaker and strikes again to Bliss, Texas. but if she opens a dressmaking boutique within the turn-of-the-century farmhouse she inherited, Harlow senses an inexplicable "presence". Her outdated good friend Josie orders a dress for her upcoming marriage ceremony, but if Josie's boss turns up lifeless, Harlow has to discover the killer-with a bit aid from beyond.
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And if she knew Sonny Boy 44 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM hadn’t cut the hole in the fence, did she also know who had? Lavinia provided more questions than answers. “A penny for your thoughts,” said Sally, sliding onto the barstool beside me. She was wearing jeans, a red western shirt and cowboy boots. My sister the cop looked like someone who’d have no trouble wrestling a steer to the ground. ” “You certainly seemed deep in thought. ” I was changing the subject without her knowing it.
On I-80 East on their way home, they stopped late in the afternoon in Sogobia to find a motel. When they saw the large sign at the edge of town advertising The Black Cat B&B, they decided to check it out. They still felt like celebrating, and a bed-andbreakfast would be more festive than a motel. They were surprised to find that The Black Cat B&B was surrounded by a high chain-link fence with a security gate at the entrance. But it looked ideal: a large Victorian building on a sprawling lot within walking distance of the Sogobia River, surrounded by shade trees to temper the heat coming off the Nevada desert.
He’s only the screenwriter, Sally. ” 47 CHARLES DEEMER / DEAD BODY IN A SMALL ROOM 5 I’d brought my Remington portable typewriter with me from Hollywood. It was still in its case in the closet. On Thursday morning I made a gigantic gesture toward starting a new future and took it out, setting it up on one end of the small table off the kitchen. For a long time I sat in front of it, as if trying to get used to the idea that this was my new writing space instead of the office I’d rented at Columbia, that I could work at home and write books and be my own boss.