By Livia J. Washburn
All 12 months around, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as candy as peach pie-except in the course of the Peach pageant, whose blue ribbon has slipped via Phyllis's arms greater than once...
Everyone's a bit shook up whilst the corpse of a no-good neighborhood turns up beneath a vehicle in a neighborhood storage. yet at the same time Phyllis engages in a few novice sleuthing, she will not enable it distract her from out-baking her opponents and profitable the impending Peach competition contest.
She and all of the different contestants defend their mystery, unique recipes with their lives-and speak a lot of trash. along with her strange highly spiced Peach Cobbler, Phyllis hopes to knock 'em lifeless. yet that is simply an expression-never in her wildest goals did she imagine her cobbler would really kill a pass judgement on. Now, she's suspected of murder-and she's received to bake this example large open.
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Mike turned his hat over in his hands as he thought. "Yeah, that makes sense, I guess. " Phyllis took a deep breath. "Me pickup was dark blue. It wasn't an old, old one, but other than that I couldn't say. Since the man who came up in it was standing right next to Newt, I could tell that he was taller and thinner, and I got the impression he was younger, too, but I couldn't say that for sure. The man in the car. :" She shook her head. "I couldn't say. I really didn't pay much attention to him.
She jogged a couple of times a week, too, in an attempt to stay in decent shape. As she neared the barn, Phyllis could tell for sure that the screams came from inside the old, cavernous structure. The doors were open, and as she ran inside, going from bright sunshine into shadow, she was blinded for a second as her eyes tried to adjust. " she called. " the boy cried. " Phyllis could see a little better now. Justin stood beside a large, heavy thirty-year-old car that was more like a tank than an automobile.
Eve asked from the hall doorway. Phyl lis hadn't heard her come up. Carolyn was behind her. " Phyllis took a deep breath as she faced them. Now, as the kids in' her classes used to say when they thought she couldn't hear them, it was really going to hit the fan. Chapter 4 "Live with a man" Carolyn said when Phyllis had explained. " "It's not that terrible, dear," Eve said. "And I should know, if I do say so myself. " Carolyn went on. " "That's true," Phyllis admitted "That was my intention. And when Coach Fletcher expressed an interest in living here, I told him at first that I didn't think that would be possible.
A Peach of a Murder: A Fresh-Baked Mystery by Livia J. Washburn