By J. A. Jance

The Seattle that Beau knew as a tender policeman is disappearing. town is awash within the aromas emanating from a glut of espresso bars, the local outdoors his apartment development has sprouted gallery upon gallery, or even his lengthy adored diner has developed right into a fashionable eatery for neighborhood hipsters. however the glam is precisely floor, for the grit below the city's fingernails is caked with blood. Beau and his new companion Sue Danielson, a suffering unmarried guardian, are assigned the homicide of an aged lady torched to loss of life in her mattress. As their research proceeds, Beau and Sue turn into embroiled in a dangerous sequence of occasions that would go away them and their case shattered -- and for Beau not anything will ever be an analogous back.

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She’s all the time hinting around that her sister Agnes has a whole bunch of money stowed away somewhere, but I don’t pay no mind. Figure it’s just so much idle gossip. After all, from what I understand, the woman worked as a maid all her life. ” I was tempted to tell her that three hundred thou in Agnes Ferman’s garage refrigerator was there to prove her wrong, but I didn’t. Instead, I glanced over at Andrew George who happened to reappear just then. com BREACH OF DUTY clothesline to keep from being lost was capable of handling even the smallest amounts of money.

From Seattle. They’re here to talk to me about Andy’s sister’s death. ” the man repeated. “You mean they’re accusing you of having something to do with that fire business? Call an attorney, Millie. Get hold of Jack Hornsby right away. Tell him I told you to call. ” “Please, Lonnie,” Mildred said. “It’s nothing to get so wound up about. And I’m not calling Jack. I don’t mind talking with these officers. I’ve nothing to hide. I already told them I was home with Andy all night long. ” Mildred hadn’t bothered to introduce us.

Town Car maybe? ” Sue was busy taking notes, so I didn’t. ” “I only saw the car that once,” Malcolm said. ” “Getting back to Monday night. ” “Well,” Malcolm frowned. “Now that you mention it, there was a car here during the evening. Early on. It was brown, I think. ” Malcolm shook his head. “I’m not sure. It was one of them little foreign jobs and I can’t keep ’em straight in my head any more ’cause they all look alike. I’m pretty sure, though, that I’ve seen this one before. ” “Seven-thirty or eight.

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