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Loss of life at the excessive CeesBed-and-breakfast hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn isn't really precisely bellowing "Bravo!" over the scoop that obnoxious opera celebrity Mario Pacetti and his entourage are coming to stick on the Hillside Manor. The world-class tenor is a popular pain-in-the-neck -- a bloated buffoon who may well simply consume her out of condo and residential. So whilst the puffed-up, would-be Pavarotti inadvertently beverages poison and falls down useless on his tosca, accusing eyes flip to Judith and her novice sleuthing associate, cousin Renie. Now it really is curtains except the cousins can unmask the genuine offender -- sooner than a killer's ultimate, deadly encore.DEATH at the excessive CEESBed-and-breakfast hostess Judith McMonigle Flynn is not precisely bellowing "Bravo!" over the scoop that obnoxious opera celebrity Mario Pacetti and his entourage are coming to stick on the Hillside Manor. The world-class tenor is a well known pain-in-the-neck--a bloated buffoon who may perhaps simply devour her out of condo and residential. So whilst the puffed-up, would-be Pavarotti inadvertently beverages poison and falls down useless on his tosca, accusing eyes flip to Judith and her beginner sleuthing accomplice, cousin Renie. And it really is curtains except the cousins can unmask the genuine culprit--before a killer's ultimate, deadly encore.

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Why throw your nightclothes out of a window that isn’t in your room? ” “People do the strangest things,” commented Renie in farewell. ” The screen door banged. “She’s right,” agreed Judith, carefully folding the negligee and putting it on the kitchen counter. “Did I ever tell you about the guy—he was an aerospace engineer—who set one of those windup dogs outside his room for protection? ” Arlene, who had mothered five children, didn’t turn a hair. “There’s no accounting for people. By the way, who belongs to that gray car that was parked in front of the Steins’ house?

I was attacked. ” His round brown eyes darted from Judith to Joe to Amina and finally rested on Plunkett. ” Before Plunkett could respond, Amina flew across the room in a billow of peach chiffon and black feathers. “Caro! It was I who came in! To wake you! ” Pacetti’s eyes narrowed as he focused on his wife. “No! It could not be…” Though he sounded certain, a shadow of doubt passed over his face. ” 44 / Mary Daheim With a quick, anxious look over her shoulder, Amina shook her head. ” She spoke in rapid Italian, apparently soothing her husband.

No vurst? ” Judith winced. Her morning menu was aimed at Mario Pacetti’s gastronomic tastes: eggs fried inside thick slabs of Italian bread topped with slices of red pepper, spicy sausages, freshly squeezed orange juice, sun-dried tomatoes, rolls, and coffee. “Saturday I’ll do bratwurst,” Judith promised, mentally calculating the cost at Falstaff’s Market. Even at three times the usual fee, Judith was beginning to wonder if she’d show a profit from this particular group of hearty eaters. “I’ll fix grössita, too.

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