By Elaine Viets
Josie Marcus plans to enjoy sampling the neighborhood St. Louis delicacies for a urban Eats foodstuff travel. yet her urge for food is ruined at Tillie's Off the Hill Italian eating place while one other buyer is poisoned. used to be the sufferer the genuine target-or is an individual attempting to destroy Tillie's acceptance? it really is as much as Josie to discover a killer who has no reservations approximately getting ready a dish to die for...
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Animals are smarter than we think,” Amelia said. “We learned about pigs being smart in science class. ” So could Harry the Horrible, Josie thought, then stopped herself before she set off verbal land mines about eating her boss. “But you eat hamburgers,” Josie said. “Are cows stupid enough to eat? ” Amelia said. “You know what I mean. ” Josie grinned. Amelia did not. She stuck out her lower lip in a childish pout. Josie noticed her daughter no longer had a little girl’s face. The childlike roundness was giving way to the planes and angles of young womanhood.
Like most frugal St. Louisans, she used coupons. Imo’s had a dozen or so specials going at any one time. She also had the Imo’s number on speed dial. “I want a double cheese,” Amelia said. Josie started to order a pepperoni and mushroom, then remembered Amelia’s anti-pork campaign. ” She ordered two twelve-inch pizzas. “This is no ordinary pizza. ” “Awesome,” Amelia said. “I wonder what outsiders will make of St. Louis pizza,” Josie said. “George Clooney ate pizza from Pi when he filmed Up in the Air here,” Amelia said.
Alyce eyed the abandoned buildings warily. “Of course,” Josie said, with more confidence than she felt. She’d insisted on driving her beat-up car. She didn’t tell Alyce that her black Cadillac Escalade was an invitation to a carjacking. Josie was relieved that her friend was dressed sensibly for an iffy neighborhood. Alyce wore a plain blue sweater and no jewelry except a gold wedding band. Alyce kept her purse close to her when she climbed out of the car. “I wish it wasn’t so deserted,” she said.