An Uplifting Murder: Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper by Elaine Viets

An Uplifting Murder: Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper by Elaine Viets

By Elaine Viets

On Josie's most up-to-date task, her former teacher-now operating in a underwear shop-is short of a few critical aid while a purchaser is located murdered. regrettably, the teacher's alibi is flimsier than the camisoles she sells, so Josie might want to bust out her sleuthing talents to reveal the true killer...

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I’m fifty pounds heavier than when I taught you,” Mrs. Ferguson said. “I meant you had kind eyes,” Josie said, with an uncomfortable flashback to her awkward high school years. “Those haven’t changed. ” “I burned out, like so many other teachers,” Mrs. Ferguson said. “Please, call me Laura. I’ve made a career change, but it wasn’t that big a jump. ” “I was just talking about you this morning,” Josie said. ” “Those nasty little snips,” Mrs. Ferguson said. “I’m sure their other victims still remember the wounds those girls inflicted.

I’ll open the door,” Josie said. “No, no, it must be out of order. ” Kelsey tried to roll past them. Alyce stood in front of her. “The other restroom is at the other end of the mall. ” “I’m wasting time here,” Kelsey said. ” “Nonsense,” Josie said. “I’ll get under that door in a second. ” Alyce tore off long strips of brown paper from a towel dispenser by the row of sinks. ” “I’ll be fine,” Josie said. “It will save you a dry cleaning bill,” Alyce said. “Please,” Kelsey said. “Don’t go to all that trouble.

Josie said. “Call 911. ” Laura said. ” “Alyce is fine. It’s Frankie. ” Laura’s face turned white as a bridal trousseau. “No! ” The big woman swayed. Josie hoped she wouldn’t collapse. She wasn’t sure she was strong enough to catch Laura. “It is pretty bad,” Josie said. ” “Neither did I,” Laura said. “I meant this is bad news for me, personally. ” “You? ” “I’m the most likely suspect,” Laura said. ” Josie asked. ” “That’s good,” Josie said. “No, that makes it worse,” Laura said. “When the police know our history, they’ll blame me for her death.

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