By Mary Daheim
On the market: luxurious Condos, Corpse incorporated only a stone's throw from Judith McMonigle Flynn's thriving Hillside Manor, workmen are busy renovating the elegantly decrepit Alhambra hands into expensive condominiums. yet involved contractor George Guthrie fears that well-heeled power purchasers might blanch after they find out about the four-decades-dead physique that used to be stashed at the back of the crumbling partitions of the moldy manse. And ever-inquisitive Judith's discovery of a few even more contemporary continues to be at the premises threatens to se estate values during the floorboards--and Guthrie in the course of the roof! either her specialist detective husband Joe and her partner-in-crime fixing cousin Renie imagine Judith is bonkers to suspect that the 2 killings are hooked up. however, Judith's able to construct a powerful case to that influence -- except a few homicidal somebody comes to a decision to deconstruct her first!
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Face it, Jeremy had no idea you were on this tour. The reservations were in my name. Wait until the tour’s ﬁnished. ” “I can’t wait,” Judith declared, grimly regarding the vestiges of grandeur that could still be seen on the Alhambra’s exterior. Elaborate grillwork covered the arched windows, which included four stories of balconies rising above the main entrance. Movement behind the third-ﬂoor balcony door caught Judith’s eye. “Look, coz,” she whispered with a nudge for Renie. ” Renie shrugged.
Hi, dopey,” Gertrude shot back. ” “Sorry, I’m fresh out,” Renie replied, then swerved around. “Hey, there’s somebody at the front door. ” Rattled, Judith turned this way and that. “I’ll do it,” she ﬁnally said, half-stumbling back to the house. ” “Hey,” Gertrude shouted. ” “Look under your bloomers,” Renie said. ” She, too, went back inside. By ﬁve o’clock, all the guests had arrived, ﬁlling Hillside Manor’s six rooms. They were a far-ﬂung bunch, from Suffolk, San Mateo, St. Louis, Saskatchewan, Singapore, and South Dakota.
A guest invited a fortune teller to Hillside Manor. I’d never seen her before in my life. ” Sancha shrugged, the blue-black hair rippling over her shoulders. “It seems strange, that’s all. ” “I’ve never met a medium,” Judith said staunchly. “Besides, as an innkeeper I meet all sorts of people. ” Sancha smirked, but said nothing more. Woody 38 Mary Daheim leaped in to ﬁll the uncomfortable void. ” “She’s ignorant,” Renie declared as she entered the parlor carrying the cousins’ cocktails. “This was all my doing.
A Streetcar Named Expire by Mary Daheim