By Carolyn Hart
Secret bookstall proprietor Annie Laurance did not really need to visit her neighbor's Valentine Day masked ball -- quite now not after the voluptuous brunette made a cross at Annie's husband, Max. So while her dizzy partner's mother, Laurel, made a shock stopover at to Broward's Rock Island, Annie notion it'd be an ideal excuse to bypass the social gathering. She must have recognized higher: actual to shape, Laurel accredited the invitation for all 3 of them. however the greatest shock of all got here on the party's finish, while Annie stumbled on the amorous hostess within the gazebo--murdered.
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He shook his head miserably back and forth. 30 Howard was there in an instant. " Posey swung to face him. Chief Saulter stepped close enough to intervene, if necessary. Max came swiftly to his feet. Posey and Cahill were both big men, but the prosecutor Deadly Valentine 69 ran to fat and the shipowner had the stocky, well-muscled build of a man who had worked hard and kept fit. "My son is upset," Howard said quietly. "Interesting," Posey replied. "He's upset—and you aren't? " For just an instant, Howard's shoulders slumped and a look of pain touched his eyes.
The gate was in place at ten minutes to one when the last Paradise Caterers truck departed. It was driven by Hutch Kennedy. He and his partner, Ben Dunstan, drove toward the main road and just before they reached it, they had a flat tire. They were just finishing changing it when I came in. " "I see," Howard said wearily. "The road is narrow, with bar ditches on either side," Max observed. So there was no place for a car to park where it wouldn't have been seen by the caterers. No place at all.
Annie looked toward Eileen, and her sympathy shriveled. Eileen's eyes glistened with a kind of eager slyness as she watched Howard. Her plump face radiated an avid interest. She leaned forward in anticipation and her blouse pulled taut, outlining the fullness of her breasts. It was obvious that she was looking forward to the coming unpleasant68 CAROLYN G. HART ness, to this slice of raw drama that had erupted in her no doubt incredibly boring and repressive life. What a charming couple, Annie decided.