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New PDF release: A Peach of a Murder: A Fresh-Baked Mystery

By Livia J. Washburn

All yr around, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as candy as peach pie-except throughout 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 motor 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 successful the approaching Peach competition contest.

She and the entire different contestants safeguard their mystery, unique recipes with their lives-and speak a variety 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 desires did she imagine her cobbler would truly kill a pass judgement on. Now, she's suspected of murder-and she's obtained to bake this situation extensive open.

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Phyllis wondered what else she could use to provide the _spice in her spicy peach cobbler recipe. She still liked the idea and thought it had promise, but jalapefio was out. ". . Donnie Boatwright:' Mattie was saying. " Eve asked. "No, Donnie was 4-F. Had a bad knee. Didn't stop him from dancing, though. ' Mattie stopped short and gave a little shake of her head. "What was I talking about? Oh, shoot, it doesn't matter. " Phyllis frowned, for a couple of reasons. She didn't want to divulge any secrets while Carolyn was standing right there, no doubt listening like a hawk.

The vacant room was on the right side of the hall, at the front of the house, a slightly bigger room than the two smaller rooms in the back. The upstairs bathroom and a linen closet took up the rest of the space on the front side of the house. The room was nicely furnished, and Sam was visibly impressed as he looked at it. "This would be just about perfect for me," he said. "I've got a few things of my own that I'd like to move into it, if that's all right with you, Phyllis...... She nodded. "Of course.

There was nothing fancy about him. If there had been it would have seemed out of place. "Of course," Phyllis said as she opened the screen door. "Come right in, Mr. Fletcher. " He smiled as he stepped inside. Phyllis put out her hand. He took it without hesitation, she noted. Some men of their generation felt uncomfortable about shaking hands with women. That he didn't was a point in his favor, as far as Phyllis was concerned. His hand was big, his handshake firm, though certainly not crushing.

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