By B. B. Haywood
In the old fashioned seashore village of Cape Willington, Maine, sweet Holliday has a in general idyllic lifestyles, tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs along with her father and infrequently stepping in to resolve a homicide or two...
Summer has arrived! yet because the neighborhood gears up for an additional festive strawberry-picking season, the villagers are surprised while neighborhood berry farmer Miles Crawford is located lifeless in a hoophouse close to his strawberry fields. Rumors were swirling round a few mystery actual property deal among Miles and Lydia St. Graves. And now Lydia is lacking after she was once obvious fleeing the scene of the crime...
When Henry "Doc" Holliday turns into all for the secret, his daughter sweet reveals herself stuck within the jam besides. yet issues flip very sticky while Lydia unexpectedly reappears and asks for Candy's assist in discovering the real murderer...
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She voiced the opinion that I was an ignoramus. I had to concur. I promised her I would lay off gambling and concentrate on the very important MacAullif’s daughter case. I also told her I was defraying my expenses by knocking off photo assignments for Richard. That mollified her somewhat. I was glad. It sure as hell didn’t mollify me. I got off the phone and went back to take up my vigil. Nothing much seemed to be happening. The front of Harold’s office building looked pretty much the same as it had when he’d gone in.
The only blackjack I’d ever played was for fun with friends at college, and I’d always lost. I’d played roulette once. That was the only time in my life I’d ever been in a casino. That was an illegal casino, though. This was my first time in a legal 26 Parnell Hall—Favor [e-reads] one. In the illegal casino I’d lost fifty dollars. That time, of course, the wheel had probably been rigged. I figured the wheels in here probably weren’t. I also figured it probably wouldn’t make any difference. The odds are for the house, so eventually you’re going to lose, one way or another.
I gave her my best smile. ” “Out for the day,” she snapped, and immediately turned to attack the page in the typewriter. I went out the door, wondering if the secretary could be considered an improvement over Wendy and Cheryl or just a change. I decided I would have to observe her for accuracy before I could make a proper judgment. I also went out with my obvious theory having been tested and having proven true. Harold Dunleavy had hired the Weasel to spy on his wife. I went back to my post outside Harold’s office and called MacAullif.