By Carolyn G. Hart
While filthy rich, widowed artwork shopper Virginia Neville formally broadcasts her engagement to Jake O'Neill -- her good-looking, fascinating, and masses more youthful fianc? -- at a gala gallery beginning, now not all of the accrued associates and stepfamily are happy. And earlier than the final champagne bubble pops, homicide disrupts the grand get together. book shop proprietor Annie Darling has a vested curiosity within the research, and she's made up our minds to untangle an unholy marriage of jealousy, blackmail, and malicious mischief, whether it potential having to pass swords with hubby Max and move paths with a cruelly shrewdpermanent stalker.
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Stephanie strode to her desk, grabbed up the phone. Brown rocked back and forth on his feet and stared toward the open door to the connecting office, the open door and Annie standing there. His moon face was heavy with fury. The words to Annie were a high silky whisper.
I can tell you, Annie. And maybe this is better. I don’t know if a man 34 Carolyn Hart would understand. ” Annie recalled a tiny old woman with deep-set dark eyes in a wrinkled parchment face. She crocheted afghans and sold them through the Proud Pelican gift shop a few doors down from Death on Demand. Annie had bought one as a Christmas present for Max’s mother. ” “Oh, I wish. ” A quick indrawn breath. “Macular degeneration. She doesn’t even watch TV anymore. She’s living in a retirement place called Snug Harbor.
Pow. ” Two ƒ FOG PRESSED AGAINST the windows. The Tiffany shade of the brass lamp near the bed glowed like Tower of London jewels. Flames danced in the fireplace. Annie smiled into the softness of dark blue eyes. Max’s thick blond hair was mussed, his regular features relaxed and contented. He lifted her hand, drew it to his lips, gently kissed her palm. Annie turned her hand, squeezed his fingers, then sat bolt upright, tugging the sheet to her bare shoulders. Even with a fire, the bedroom was chilly.