Death of a Mad Hatter (A Hat Shop Mystery)
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Scarlett Parker and her British cousin, Vivian Tremont, are not easy at paintings at Mim’s Whims—their girls’ hat store on London’s stylish Portobello Road—to create hats for an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea, a fund-raiser for an area children’s health facility. it kind of feels like a superbly whimsical approach to go the hat, and Scarlett and Viv are extremely joyful to outfit the Grisby family members, the hosts who're hoping to elevate adequate cash to call a brand new health facility wing after their patriarch.
Unfortunately, the Grisby inheritor won't reside to determine it—he’s been poisoned. while lines of the poison are came upon at the hat Scarlett and Viv made for him, the police develop into curiouser and curiouser approximately their involvement. Now the women have to don their considering caps and locate the tea occasion crasher who’s mad adequate to kill on the drop of a hat…
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song switched off and either Viv and expense glanced up with What-the—? seems on their faces. “Viv, this is often Detective Inspector Finchley,” I acknowledged. “He’s right here to invite you a few questions.” Viv tossed her lengthy blonde curls over her shoulder and stared at him. “Whatever about?” “Poison,” he acknowledged. bankruptcy 14 “Poison?” Viv, cost and that i all requested jointly. Finchley took a second to check all 3 people. He passed me a sheaf of legal-looking papers. unfortunately, I’d been at the receiving finish of those.
handbag, debated scribbling a observe, then rejected the assumption in want of sneaking out of his condominium sooner than he got here out of the lavatory. What if he got here out donning just a towel? i didn't imagine our acquaintanceship used to be prepared for that. nevertheless, he had kissed me. What did that suggest? Had he simply been addled? Did he even keep in mind? The sound of water stopped and that i went right into a full-on anxiousness assault. I unlocked his door and moved quickly out into the corridor, having a look doubtless like a girl who had simply come from.
We first met approximately how he beloved redheads. I had suggestion he used to be flattering me, yet what if I wasn’t the redhead to whom he’d been referring? “You like redheads. You studied in Italy,” I acknowledged. “You—” I stumbled. I wasn’t yes the right way to placed into phrases what I suspected. “Had an affair with my grandfather’s mistress?” he requested. “Yes, definite, I did.” “George!” Dotty cried. “How might you?” “What am i able to say, Gram?” he requested. He unfold his arms extensive. “I can see why Gramps left you for her. She is.
Arrived. I had already made up a tea tray and signaled to expense to place the kettle on. Dotty got here in at the arm of a girl I didn’t realize, yet judging by way of her resemblance to Daphne and Rose, who walked in the back of her, I figured this needed to be Lily, the artist sister who lived in Paris. Rose seemed as meek as ever whereas Daphne appeared resigned. mentioning the tail finish of the crowd have been good-looking males who seemed to be of their early twenties. Viv and that i exchanged a look. that they had to be Daphne’s.