By Elaine Viets
A person has killed Halley Hardwicke, the new younger fashion designer of thousand-dollar Italian silk scarves, within the mall parking lot-and police have their eye on Jake, the husband of Josie's ally Alyce. The couple lived close to the wrap maven, however it turns out Halley and Jake have been a bit too neighborly. So Josie makes a decision to do what she does most sensible to assist out her friend-go undercover and notice if she will locate a few clues. simply because this time, there is a lot extra at stake than a headband, no matter if it is to die for...
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Mike returned with a gray toolbox and a wary expression. "We’re having a frittata," Alyce said. " Josie choked. Alyce kicked her. "No thanks," Mike said. "I had lunch already. " He looked around the kitchen. " "I do," Josie said. "I love the special sauce. " Where did that come from? Mike’s eyebrows shot up. "As a beauty aid," Josie added. " Alyce had such a bad coughing fit that Josie had to pound her on the back. Mike tried to get her a glass of water, but he couldn’t find the cabinet with the glasses in the acres of unmarked oak.
I need some coffee," Alyce said. " They stopped at a kiosk for double lattes, then plopped down on the wrought-iron chairs in the mall’s indoor garden. A pink froth of flowers poured from terra-cotta pots. Sunlight streamed through the skylights in shimmering shafts. The fountain’s soft patter soothed them. "This is such a beautiful mall," Alyce said. " "Why? Because you saw two thefts? " "Not where I shop," Alyce said. "Yes it does," Josie said. "One million Americans shoplift every day. They boost roughly twenty thousand dollars a minute.
Alyce broke another pair of eggs. " Josie said. "Not a single piece of shell. " "Thank you," Alyce said. " Josie asked. "For taking me seriously about the Dorchester Mall. For not making me feel like a sheltered housewife. But you still haven’t answered my question. " "My mom. " "Peer pressure," Josie said. Alyce laughed. "Your mom is what? " "Sixty-eight," Josie said. "Jane gave up smoking after my father walked out on us, because she couldn’t afford cigarettes. She needed every penny to raise me.
Accessory to Murder (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, Book 3) by Elaine Viets