Deadly Valentine by Carolyn Hart

By Carolyn Hart

Secret bookstall proprietor Annie Laurance did not really need to visit her neighbor's Valentine Day masked ball -- fairly no longer after the voluptuous brunette made a cross at Annie's husband, Max. So whilst her dizzy spouse's mother, Laurel, made a shock stopover at to Broward's Rock Island, Annie proposal it'd be an ideal excuse to bypass the social gathering. She must have identified higher: precise to shape, Laurel accredited the invitation for all 3 of them. however the greatest shock of all got here on the party's finish, while Annie stumbled on the amorous hostess within the gazebo--murdered.

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A chair scraped. 37 Startled, Annie looked around, then jumped to her feet. " Laurel paused, "My path is not yet clear to me. " She patted Annie's cheek. '" Deadly Valentine 85 On this utterly disturbing note and with a final benign nod, she headed toward the house. Annie was uncertain of her proper course. She hated like fury to leave Laurel unsupervised. But, after all, Howard was in jail. Therefore, if he was the killer, Laurel was safe. If he wasn't, surely Laurel wouldn't do anything to alarm the murderer, who would be as somnolent as a sunning alligator with Howard taking honors as the prime suspect.

A dentist, I understand. George Graham. A very active man. " "You bitch! " Howard said sternly. " Laurel directed a benevolent look at Carleton, whose face was livid with anger. "Carleton doesn't understand that the truth always outs. And it does, you know. Lots of people will be happy to tell the police about Sydney's interlude in the curtained alcove with Graham. Sydney was distraught with Howard's pronouncement. She sobbed that it was all Carleton's fault, that he had been so ugly to her. Then she ran toward the open library windows and said she would find someone who loved her.

Carleton doesn't understand that the truth always outs. And it does, you know. Lots of people will be happy to tell the police about Sydney's interlude in the curtained alcove with Graham. Sydney was distraught with Howard's pronouncement. She sobbed that it was all Carleton's fault, that he had been so ugly to her. Then she ran toward the open library windows and said she would find someone who loved her. And she burst out into the garden and headed 74 CAROLYN G. " A wisp of a sigh. "Poor dear child.

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