By Elaine Viets
A person has killed Halley Hardwicke, the recent younger dressmaker of thousand-dollar Italian silk scarves, within the mall parking lot-and police have their eye on Jake, the husband of Josie's ally Alyce. The couple lived close to the wrap maven, however it turns out Halley and Jake have been a bit too neighborly. So Josie makes a decision to do what she does most sensible to aid out her friend-go undercover and notice if she will be able to locate a few clues. simply because this time, there is a lot extra at stake than a headband, no matter if it is to die for...
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Grandma calls Mr. Ansen," Amelia said. Mr. Ansen was sixty years old with a big belly and a smelly cigar. Josie had a better idea. " She opened the Yellow Pages. There it was, a nice big ad: "Mike’s Dogtown Plumbers. Call us - for all your plumbing needs. " Yes, indeed. Mike could fix her john and her daughter’s worries, Josie decided. Two problems handled with one call. Was that efficient or what? Josie spent ten minutes mopping up the water. Then she dashed into her bedroom. She combed her hair, put on fresh lipstick, a crisp white blouse, and jeans that weren’t soaked up to the knees.
But I don’t get paid," Alyce added quickly. Wood Winds wives must never look like they needed money. "Alyce is my best disguise," Josie said. " "They don’t even see one," Joanie said. " "Someone must have waited on you. That’s a nice necklace," Alyce said. "It’s from Chico’s," Joanie said. " Josie crunched a dill pickle. " Joanie said. "We were talking about St. Louis fashion earlier today," Josie said. "I said that Alyce’s friends shopped Chico’s and Ann Taylor. " "Not for a thousand dollars," Joanie said.
She’s probably an ex-cop. Her shoes tie so she can chase suspects. " "She’s letting Ms. Chanel get away," Alyce said. " "Security is playing it smart to avoid a false arrest," Josie said. "The suspect has to be out of the store or she can say she meant to pay for the scarf. See the hard-faced blonde near the cash register? " Alyce asked. "Malls are my life," Josie said. "I can’t tell you how many takedowns I’ve seen. " The two security women tailed Ms. Chanel out the door. Josie followed the trio into the mall and took a seat on a marble bench near a planter.