By Livia J. Washburn
All 12 months around, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as candy as peach pie-except in the course of the Peach competition, whose blue ribbon has slipped via Phyllis's hands greater than once...
Everyone's a bit shook up whilst the corpse of a no-good neighborhood turns up beneath a automobile in an area storage. yet at the same time Phyllis engages in a few beginner sleuthing, she will not allow it distract her from out-baking her opponents and profitable the impending Peach competition contest.
She and all of the different contestants safeguard their mystery, unique recipes with their lives-and speak a number of trash. along with her strange highly spiced Peach Cobbler, Phyllis hopes to knock 'em useless. yet that is simply an expression-never in her wildest desires did she imagine her cobbler would really kill a pass judgement on. Now, she's suspected of murder-and she's received to bake this situation huge open.
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He slipped his hand out of Eve's grip, and Phyllis admired the adroitness with which he escaped. "Pleased to meet you, too, Carolyn," he added. " He grinned as he turned back to Phyllis. "I really appreciate you considering me as a boarder. I've been lookin' to get out of my place. " "You could rent an apartment," Carolyn said. " "There sure are," Sam agreed. " He looked around the living room, with its hardwood floors, thick rugs, and overstuffed furniture. " "It certainly is," Phyllis said.
No, I think he's about our age. " Carolyn's attitude softened slightly. " "Yes. Cancer. She passed away last fall:' "I'm sorry to hear that;' Carolyn murmured. "Poor dear," Eve said. "That was one reason Dolly was so insistent that I at least consider letting him board here," Phyllis went on. " Eve asked. Phyllis nodded. "That's what I understand. " "He's still a man," Carolyn said. "I don't like the idea of having a man in the house all the time. " "I gave him my word;' Phyllis said firmly. When you got right down to it, that was all that counted, she thought.
Later, after Newt had gone into the barn, several cars came and went. People were buying peaches from him, I'm sure. But I , noticed that the last one left in a big hurry. That's the one I was talking about. " "I didn't see the license numbers. " "Yeah, that's right. " Mike looked at Mattie, Carolyn, and Eve. "Did any of you other ladies see anything . " "Not me," Mattie said. " "But you went up to the house, Mattie," Phyllis recalled. " "Oh," Mike said quickly, blushing. " "That's right. Newt knew me-knew all four of us, for that matter.
A Peach of a Murder: A Fresh-Baked Mystery by Livia J. Washburn