A Deadly Cliche (A Books by the Bay Mystery 02) by Ellery Adams

By Ellery Adams

Whereas strolling her poodle, Olivia Limoges discovers a lifeless physique buried within the sand. might it's attached to the weird burglaries plaguing Oyster Bay, North Carolina? At each crime scene, the thieves manage atypical tableaus: a stick of butter with a knife via it, dolls with silver spoons of their mouths, a deck of playing cards with a lacking queen. Olivia realizes each one setup represents a clich?. And who higher to decode the clich? clues than her Bayside ebook Writers team?

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He sidestepped the fisherman. “If you were my gal, you wouldn’t have to lift a finger. ” Olivia gave him a frosty smile. ” She then gestured at his wedding ring. ” Her smile became genuine as she said good-bye to Fergusson. At the snap of his mistress’s fingers, the sleeping poodle detached himself from the shadows beneath the table and leapt to his feet, barking once to illustrate that he was fully awake. “What the—” the tourist spluttered and coffee dribbled onto his shirt. Fergusson grinned, displaying a mouthful of tobaccostained teeth.

Millay studied Harris. “I like that your heroine’s not some prissy princess type. ” Harris flushed a deeper shade of red at the praise. Olivia sensed the young man would do anything to gain the favor of the beautiful barkeep. ” Millay traced her hand down a page, looking for the right notation. ’ I don’t see pancakes as a futuristic food and it’s a total cliché anyway. You do it again later on. ” Harris looked horrified. Sticking his hands into his wavy, ginger hair, he moaned. ” Laurel gave Harris a kind smile.

The man scrutinized the selection of baked goods and then pointed at his hat. “You guys just don’t have the right water. ” Adopting a splayed-leg stance, he pointed at the pastry display. “I’ll take those caramel apple turnovers off your hands. ” His eyes gleamed as he watched Wheeler slip the sweets into a brown bag. Unconsciously rubbing his formidable paunch, he told Wheeler to add a few chocolate chip cookies as well. “He ain’t gonna live to see seventy,” Captain Fergusson muttered as the tourist stuffed one of the cookies in his mouth.

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