By Elaine Viets
On Josie's most modern project, her former teacher-now operating in a undies shop-is short of a few critical help whilst a client is located murdered. regrettably, the teacher's alibi is flimsier than the camisoles she sells, so Josie might want to bust out her sleuthing abilities to reveal the true killer...
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My name is Cody John Wayne. ” He lowered his voice. ” “I’m sorry,” Laura said, “but her order won’t be ready for another hour. ” Frankie blocked his way to the door. “You look awfully scared for a war hero, Cody,” she said. ” She handed him a pair of extra-large control-top hose from a rack. “My wife is petite,” he stammered. “Oh, these aren’t for your wife,” Frankie said. “Perhaps you’d like something for your hero son, Tyler. Imagine that. Two heroes in one family. Must be genetic. ” Cody’s face turned sunset red.
But I’m no Megan Fox. ” “No, you’re not Megan Fox. You’re a grown woman with a beautiful figure,” Rosa said. “Do you want a stick figure like a child draws? ” Alyce whispered. Josie nodded yes. She didn’t know how thin the walls were. Alyce got her silent message. “This dressing room is the size of my entire bedroom,” Josie said. ” “The slate blue suede-cloth walls make it seem cozy,” Alyce said. “The mirrors aren’t too awful. ” “You’re too rough on yourself,” Josie said, though her own self-appraisal was equally brutal.
C. White, Fort Lauderdale Police Department (retired), and to the law enforcement men and women who answered my questions on police procedure. Some police and medical sources have to remain nameless, but I’m grateful for their help. Any mistakes are mine. As always, thanks and love to my husband, Don Crinklaw, for his extraordinary help and patience. My agent, David Hendin, is still the best. To my editor, Sandra Harding, and her assistant, Elizabeth Bistrow, thank you. Your critique made this a better novel.
An Uplifting Murder: Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper by Elaine Viets