By Anne George
Even though unalike as snowflakes, sisters Patricia Anne and Mary Alice percentage a sympathetic center for his or her distraught cousin Luke -- recognized affectionately in his boyhood as "Pukey Lukey," as a result of his penchant for buying ill in relocating autos. Luke is wanting to search out Virginia, his spouse of 40 years, who has run off with a housepainter/snake-handling preacher named "Monk." And the sisters have graciously agreed to accompany their bothered kinsman on his search...in Luke's vehicle, of course.But, whereas sensible "Mouse" and flamboyant "Sister" are not able to discover their runaway cousin-in-law one of the asp-loving devoted on Chandler Mountain, they do be ready to bump into the corpse of a beautiful younger redhead who was once in advance despatched to her everlasting gift. And ahead of you could say "anaconda," they're scorching at the serpentine path of a killer who'd like not anything larger than to sink a couple of toxic fangs into meddling Southern sisters!
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What looked suspiciously like a tear dripped down the steering wheel. “I tell you what,” I offered. “I’ll go see if she’s here. ” “Would you? ” I opened the car door and looked across the yard carefully. In spite of the church next door, this looked like pit bull territory. Nothing moved on the porch or darted from under the house. Nevertheless, I armed myself with an umbrella I had found on the backseat before I marched across the yard to knock on the door. No one answered. ” Still no answer.
He says for another man. But I don’t know any of the details. ” I reached into the cabinet and got the coffee. ” “For another man? ” Sister sat down at the kitchen table. ” I measured the coffee into the Mr. Coffee. “Sure. I wonder where she found him. ” I plugged in the coffeemaker and came to sit by her at the kitchen table. She was wearing a bright red sweatshirt printed with green frogs that leaped as she breathed. The effect was dizzying. Luke, I decided, given his predisposition to motion sickness, might be in trouble when confronted with this.
Still no answer. I looked in the window of what was the living room. It was furnished with a sofa and a giant TV, one of those that’s so big the picture is blurry. I looked back at the car and shrugged at Luke and Mary Alice. Then I moved over and looked into the bedroom. It was neat, the bed made up with a pink chenille bedspread. I tapped on the window. Nothing. “They’re not here,” I said to Luke and Mary Alice as I got back in the car. ” “But his truck’s here. ” Luke pointed toward the church.