By Peg Marberg
Seville, Indiana, has 5 site visitors lighting fixtures and one inside layout company: clothier denims, co-founded by way of Jean Hastings and her daughter, Jean Jr. in recent times they’re discovering that the willing eyes wanted for plotting colour schemes and monitoring down flea-market treasures additionally turn out to be useful for studying extra sinister designs.
even supposing Jean is a designing girl, her company is in a little a hunch. So whilst a brand new inside layout task from Dona Deville comes her means she’s delighted. Dona has inherited an deserted state cottage and desires Jean to take it from undeniable outdated shabby to lovely shabby chic.
yet Jean's plans for typhoon lamps and hand-hooked rugs are shelved whilst she opens front door and discovers the well-heeled sneakers of Dona herself, who has regrettably been despatched to fulfill her maker. Now Jean needs to piece jointly a trend of a distinct type so one can capture a killer with designs on homicide.
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Maybe Dona didn’t heed the advice, but I did. Switching hats, I was all business, steering Goody back to the business of selecting a date, time, and place for my meeting with her boss. “Hey, it looks like you’re in luck, Jean. Maxine has Dona scheduled for a book-signing gig next Saturday at the grand opening of the new Lowell’s Book Nook in Seville. I’ll pencil you in to meet us there around three. She should be done by then. Now, what were we talking about? Oh yes, Dona of course,” said Goody before adding with a snicker, “wait ’til you get a load of Ellie, the daughter.
But I didn’t. As afterthoughts go, I felt it was one of my best. Returning to the van, a contrite Mary broke out her emergency supply of sugar cookies. While the two amigos (Mary and Pesty) munched their way to carb heaven, I used my cell phone and called the police. After promising the dispatcher that we would stay put until help arrived, I silently apologized to my ancestors for having doubted the power of Irish intuition and lit a badly needed cigarette. Only when the normally passive Pesty began to growl softly did it occur to me that whoever was responsible for Dona Deville’s demise might be lurking about.
In spite of her advanced age, the old gal was mentally and physically fit. Dona still frets about the accident even though everyone, including yours truly, has told her to forget it. ” Maybe Dona didn’t heed the advice, but I did. Switching hats, I was all business, steering Goody back to the business of selecting a date, time, and place for my meeting with her boss. “Hey, it looks like you’re in luck, Jean. Maxine has Dona scheduled for a book-signing gig next Saturday at the grand opening of the new Lowell’s Book Nook in Seville.