By Livia J. Washburn
All yr around, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as candy as peach pie-except through the Peach pageant, whose blue ribbon has slipped via Phyllis's arms greater than once...
Everyone's a bit shook up while the corpse of a no-good neighborhood turns up beneath a automobile in a neighborhood storage. yet at the same time Phyllis engages in a few beginner sleuthing, she will not enable it distract her from out-baking her competitors and profitable the impending Peach competition contest.
She and all of the different contestants protect their mystery, unique recipes with their lives-and speak a lot 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 example vast open.
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Almost as wide as he was tall, Phyllis thought again. And as she forced herself to bend over and look under the car, she knew what she was going to see: the same thing that had made Justin scream and now cry in sniffles and ragged sobs. The bulging eyes, wide and glassy. The trickle of blood from the corner of the mouth. The arms fallen loosely to the side when the attempt to hold up the awful weight had failed. When that big old car had slipped off the jack and fallen, it had crushed the life itself out of Newt Bishop.
Well, that's mighty nice of you. " The smile abruptly disappeared from Justin Bishop's face. He shrugged. "I guess so. It's work. I'm tryin' to earn enough money to buy me a copy of Scorpion Clone Blaster Four. " Mattie patted him on the head. " Newt called from the end of the row. " "Yeah, Granddad, I hear," Justin called back. "I gotta go," he said to Phyllis and Mattie, then trotted off carrying the other basket. "Those video games," Mattie said with a shudder. "I never heard of such:' Newt wandered back toward the barn and went inside.
They'd all gone off to fight. So if there was an eligible man who was the least bit respectable, why, I'll swan, he just about had the pick of any girl he wanted. I remember when I went to work out at the plant. " Phyllis wondered what else she could use to provide the _spice in her spicy peach cobbler recipe. She still liked the idea and thought it had promise, but jalapefio was out. ". . Donnie Boatwright:' Mattie was saying. " Eve asked. "No, Donnie was 4-F. Had a bad knee. Didn't stop him from dancing, though.