By Susan Kandel
A brand new suspense-themed housing tract at the fringe of the Mojave desolate tract is ready to open, and who higher to assist advertise the Cotswold-cozy improvement than secret biographer extraordinaire Cece Caruso? For the grand beginning weekend, Cece is staging a play that includes the liked sleuth pass over Marple. after all, every little thing is going fallacious, together with a number one woman who finally ends up lifeless. All isn't good in Christietown; its secrets and techniques are as complex 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 acquired a marriage to plot, a child bathe to provide, and an ex-husband who indicates up on her doorstep together with his fiancée and destiny partner's mother. And while one other physique surfaces, the intrepid novice sleuth is aware she needs to play the famed detective for real—or endure an identical mysterious destiny.
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All I could see was a reporter holding a microphone in front of an indignant-looking man with a bullhorn. And Ian Christie—wringing his hands and ruing the day and probably losing his shirt, which was already dripping wet. C HAPTER 5 I an came running over the minute he saw me, right through some freshly planted beds of lovage, foxglove, and clematis. But that was the least of his troubles. “Oh, Cece,” he wailed. “This will be our undoing! ” “Take it easy, Ian,” I said. ” It was obviously worse.
For Christ’s sake,” he burst out, immediately clapping his hand over his mouth. Lois tiptoed over to the fireplace, cleared her throat, and started to weep. At least someone was taking this seriously. ” she said, blowing her nose. Then she smiled questioningly at me, and when I made the mistake of nodding, wedged her hankie inside one nostril and dug away. ” drawled Bridget, who was, as I’d predicted, brilliant at being insolent. ” “Not so, my dear woman! The vicar was to have presided. We fell in love, you see.
And you will take your cues from me. All of you. ” Only Javier nodded. Five minutes now. Lois and Marlene came out in matching red swimsuits and fringed caps. “We put the rhinestones on ourselves,” said Lois. “There’s a gun you use,” Marlene said. “We got it at a garage sale last year. ” 42 SUSAN KANDEL Lois did a twirl with hers and stumbled, landing directly in Javier’s lap. Two minutes. The caterer bustled back in. “They’re all seated. Am I supposed to keep feeding them? ” She held up a tray of misshapen pasties.
Christietown: A Novel About Vintage Clothing, Romance, Mystery, and Agatha Christie by Susan Kandel