By Susan Kandel
A brand new suspense-themed housing tract at the fringe of the Mojave barren region is set to open, and who greater to aid advertise the Cotswold-cozy improvement than secret biographer extraordinaire Cece Caruso? For the grand beginning weekend, Cece is staging a play that includes the loved sleuth omit Marple. after all, every little thing is going unsuitable, together with a number one woman who finally ends up lifeless. All isn't really good in Christietown; its secrets and techniques are as advanced because the fact at the back of Agatha Christie's real-life disappearance. The developer, an Englishman who claims to be Dame Agatha's descendent, has ruthless traders respiring down his neck. in the meantime, Cece's bought a marriage to devise, a child bathe to offer, and an ex-husband who exhibits up on her doorstep together with his fiancée and destiny better half's mother. And while one other physique surfaces, the intrepid novice sleuth understands she needs to play the famed detective for real—or endure a similar mysterious destiny.
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Ian drained his cup within seconds, handing it to me so he Christietown 27 could more closely inspect a palm-shaded gazebo, one of nineteen in Christietown. True enough, the paint was already chipping. Maybe they should’ve thought twice about doing things on the cheap. O. A filmproduction company had recently bought one of their failed housing tracts in the Mojave Desert for the express purpose of blowing it up on camera. Ian and I made quick work of our list. One: the mailing. A thousand invites had gone out two weeks ago.
Richard was sniffing around the big easy chair under the window. “In case you’ve forgotten. ” said Jackie. I’d gotten Mimi immediately after the divorce. He’d always hated her. “She’s alive and well and around here someplace,” I said, racing into the bedroom and slamming the door shut. I could do this. I could definitely do this. In a personal best, I emerged four minutes later in an improvised French twist, red hooker mules with poufs, and a sexy, floor-length silk wrap with kimono sleeves. I went overboard.
I exited at Sagebrush Canyon. Last year, Ian gave the folks at city hall a good laugh when he campaigned to have its name changed to “Christie Canyon,” which turned out to be the name of an eighties porn star. Bumping along the unpaved access road, I tuned in to the Edge, hoping to hear a promo for my event, but it was somebody giving sex advice to teen- Christietown 29 agers. I’d have recommended they abstain until reaching financial independence, not that I’d followed that advice myself. I hit the Off button.