By Leslie Meier
As though baking vacation cookies, knitting a sweater for her husband’s reward, and making her daughter’s angel dress for the church competition weren’t sufficient issues for Lucy Stone’s busy Christmas agenda, she’s additionally operating nights on the recognized mail-order corporation state Cousins. but if she discovers Sam Miller, its very prosperous founder, useless in his vehicle from an obvious suicide, the sleuth in her is aware anything simply doesn’t odor right.
Taking day trip from her nerve-racking vacation existence to determine what particularly occurred, her research ends up in a backlog of secrets and techniques so long as Santa’s Christmas Eve course. Lucy is confident that somebody murdered Sam Miller. yet who and why? With every one harrowing twist she uncovers during this strange case, one other stunning revelation is uncovered. Now, as Christmas attracts close to and Lucy will get dangerously in the direction of the reality, she’s approximately to obtain a gift from Santa she didn’t ask for–a killer who won’t be happy till all people on his purchasing record is lifeless, together with Lucy herself…
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Yes, my dear,” he had said softly, trying his best to sound as certain as she was. ” She was staring deeply into his eyes now. Her body may have been as limp as a dish towel, but her gaze still carried that same strength that could some how always force him to look at her. “For me, Heaven isn’t far away. I won’t have to wait long. But you, my love, you will. You’ll have to wait. You’ll have to live out the rest of your life, spending years—maybe decades—without me. ” She smiled as playfully as her condition would allow.
Surface ships were used to ﬁghting in formations and took pride in the disciplined uniformity of their maneuvers. Assuming the Selfridge and the O’Bannon had each put ﬁve torpedoes in the wa ter to add to Chevalier’s ﬁve, the Japanese ships now had a small armada of ﬁfteen torpedoes speeding in their direction. Tremain had hardly had time to digest the thought when a deafening salvo blasted the night apart. The Chevalier’s main gun battery had engaged. The deck shook from the simultane ous reports, until Tremain thought the whole ship might shake apart.
It was the Chevalier’s captain, undoubtedly shaking his head in disgust. 26 R. CAMERON COOKE The rugged destroyer captain was probably wondering why he ever agreed to give this rubber-legged submariner a ride to Australia. Of course, what these surface sailors did not understand— Tremain concluded, to make himself feel better—was that a little staggering was understandable in a submariner, since the cramped bridge of a submarine never allowed a man to walk thirty paces in a straight line. “He’s laughing at you, sir,” Fabriano said suddenly, boldly, almost like a challenge.
Mistletoe Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery, Book 1) by Leslie Meier