By Elaine Viets
An individual 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 comes to a decision to do what she does top to aid out her friend-go undercover and spot if she will be able to locate a few clues. simply because this time, there is a lot extra at stake than a headscarf, whether it really is to die for...
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Josie bit her lip, trying not to giggle. "Yes," Alyce said. Her pale complexion was pinker than usual. She patted the wall over the stove. "I want it here, if you can get to my pipes. " Josie snorted and tried to turn it into a cough. Mike looked ready to bolt for the door. "Pipes. Right. I’m sure you have good lines. " He disappeared again. "He can get to my pipes," Josie whispered. " "Quiet," Alyce hissed. She was rosy with embarrassment. Mike returned with a gray toolbox and a wary expression.
Josie and Alyce were still staring at the TV in stunned disbelief when the women of Wood Winds responded to the emergency. They ransacked their kitchens to whip up luscious cakes and hearty main dishes. Disasters this close to home could not be faced on empty stomachs. Some women cooked special family meals, as if brew-ing a personal charm to protect their loved ones. The cooking wine came out for husbandly favorites, such as beef bourguignonne, and if the cook had a few slugs, well, she needed to steady her nerves.
What’s the point of buying that thing if you turn it off when I’m trying to reach you? Alyce needs to talk to you right now. " Thanks, Mom, Josie thought. That really helps the lesbian issue. " Josie speed-dialed her number. Her friend picked up on the first ring. " Josie said. "The police were here asking questions about Halley," Alyce said. Josie could hear the raw panic in her voice. "Sure," Josie said. " "But they have the killer in custody," Alyce said. " "But why would they ask me about—" Alyce stopped suddenly.