By Elaine Flinn

Elizabeth Porter used to be a top-of-the-lineManhattan antiques broker till her ex-husband and his lover's flagrantly felony rip-off left her attractiveness in tatters. Now, utilizing a brand new identify, Molly Doyle, she's beginning over a continent away in a rundown antiques store in comfortable Carmel, California. Molly is set to make the simplest of it. however the early antiques chook occasionally will get greater than the bug, and one advised arrival areas her at a homicide web site with a corpse in her fingers. After she turns up at a moment probably unrelated demise, the abrasive new police leader considers Molly the leading suspect. Now the single strategy to transparent her identify is for Molly to discover her personal route to a killer, that allows you to depart her both exonerated ... or lifeless.

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Might be fun. He used to be one of the best. He was curious to see if he’d lost his touch. He stepped over to the easels lined up against the wall. One for each of the trinity—motive, opportunity, and means. Into the fourth day of the investigation, he was seriously past the crucial forty-eight hours. Any mystery reader knew that if a crime hadn’t been solved by then, each passing hour spelled doom. Motive had few lines. Opportunity? Only Molly Doyle and Madame X. Means had one word . . stabbed.

If not, there was always a screwdriver. She would have to redo the finish anyway. Scratched, chipped, and bleached by the sun, the desk was a blight. It would take several evenings, but she would make it sing. Gulping down a quick bowl of cereal, Molly glanced at the wall clock in the kitchen. Shaped like a cat, with a wagging tail, the paws told her it was only nine-thirty. At least the clock gave her a laugh each morning. Not a bad way to start the day. She had enough time to check out the box in the garage.

People are touchy. Especially down under. ” She had little choice but to go along with him. ” “Matter of inferiority. Culture-wise, I mean. The City has roots . . tradition, old family ties. A. was a poor relation until the movies made it famous. But it drew too much riffraff to make it a serious city. A. was too big, too spread out to create a personality. It used to be a desert surrounded by orange groves. San Francisco has hills, fog, soft rain . . ” She was beginning to feel uneasy. There was a chance he did know about her and was playing head games to check her credibility.

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