A Finder's Fee (A Missing Pieces Mystery)
Joyce and Jim Lavene
The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O’Donnell, is a lady with a present for locating misplaced issues. occasionally it leads her to misplaced keys or earrings—and occasionally it leads her to murder…
Two weeks prior to the mayoral election, Dae will get sidetracked from her political aspirations via a spirit short of rescuing. An old amber necklace permits Dae to hook up with Maggie Madison, a witch who desires Dae to rebury her bones so she will be able to relaxation in peace. yet digging leads Dae to a bigger secret, a forty-year-old homicide with ties to Randal “Mad puppy” Wilson, her mayoral opponent.
Dae desires to run a fresh race, yet city sentiment is blended approximately even if she’s utilizing her skills to get the election to move her manner. And while she learns that her personal grandfather—the former sheriff of Dare County—might be combined up within the long-buried tragedy, Dae should discover the genuine killer and placed Maggie to leisure, earlier than her political occupation finally ends up six toes less than…
And was once buried someplace at the island. Maggie sought after me to maneuver her bones to lie beside Thomas’s. whereas I hadn’t been capable of succeed in Maggie’s bones but, it used to be just a subject of time. it might be solid to understand the place i used to be taking them. I felt unusual going there after the group’s endorsement of Mad puppy for mayor, yet i used to be going to need to recover from it. They knew every thing in regards to the neighborhood graveyards and the previous names of the unique settlers. I needed to keep in mind that the president of the Duck.
confirmed up within the crystal, as we knew she would.” Flourine gloated. “The silver trapped her and took her out of you. The spell will maintain her away. She won’t be back.” Shayla stared at me head to head. “How do you are feeling, Dae?” “So far better. i believe simply nice. I’m going again to my store now. thank you so much.” I idea that might be it, but if i attempted to face up, Flourine placed her hand on my shoulder. “Sit back off there. we need to ensure you’re clean.” Trudy slapped at.
dying. the truth that you’d contemplate it tells me what a mistake I made continuing your mother’s lie approximately your father. You don’t belief me anymore. I blame myself. I should’ve sat you down whilst she died and instructed you that your father used to be nonetheless alive.” I truly hadn’t thought of it that means. It used to be actual that my mom had lied to me approximately my father and Gramps had persevered to lie until eventually i discovered out my father used to be residing in Duck back. I have been very offended on the time, yet I’d positioned it.
Donna and that’s why I’d famous her. “I’ve visible either one of them,” Maggie whispered as I searched the photographs. “Here, allow me—” “Okay. I’m ready.” Pam stood on the door protecting her toothbrush. “I want I would’ve performed extra with my existence. I would’ve if I’d recognized i would spend the remainder of it in legal. i assume it’s too past due now.” “I comprehend precisely what you suggest, lady,” Maggie commiserated along with her. “My lifestyles was once over sooner than it began.” Pam’s reddened eyes narrowed as she stared at me. “Who.
That’s all. a person will be. I’ve noticeable grown males cry after they learned they have been caught.” “I used to be terrified,” she admitted. “I imagine I controlled to persuade myself that it by no means occurred. Joe was once long gone. not anyone knew what had occurred to him. every person guessed that he’d left city, considering Mad puppy couldn’t race anymore. i presumed repeatedly that it didn’t relatively ensue at all—until you stumbled on him, Dae.” That made me suppose exceedingly to blame. It appeared discovering Joe had introduced such heartache to so.