By Barbara Allan
Brandy Borne is lovely convinced her "charmingly eccentric" (a.k.a. "off her meds") mom, Vivian, did not kill that viperous mousy-haired busybody Connie Grimes. yet there is the small topic of her to blame plea. . ..While mom blithely adapts to lifestyles in the back of bars via organizing a jailhouse theater troupe, seven-months-pregnant Brandy and her intrepid shih tzu, Sushi, trundle right into a morass of faux antiques and fake collectibles. within the puppy days of summer time, they might higher now not bark up the inaccurate tree--or a scheming killer simply may perhaps positioned the chunk on them!
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He shrugged. “The contentious Mrs. Grimes claims I overcharged her for a repair. I didn’t. ” “She deserves something,” I said. I was shaken up, but hadn’t realized it till it was over. ” I voiced my appreciation, too. Mother could have landed in the county jail for that; in truth, she had attacked the woman. God bless her. “Don’t mention it,” Timmons said with a smile. “Now. , dear. ” But I wasn’t laughing. Connie Grimes would most certainly ramp up her attack on us. ” “Look on the bright side, dear,” Mother said cheerfully.
By eight that evening, I had left Peggy Sue’s and was heading for Tina and Kevin’s house. I felt it was time to bring them into the mix, not wanting my BFF and her husband to hear Connie’s scuttlebutt from any scuttle but me. The couple lived just north of town in a white ranchstyle house on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi. I had cell-phoned ahead to make sure they were home, keeping my voice calm and friendly, because with me in the last trimester, they had become very jumpy expectant parents.
Since I’m not taking my car to college, would you like to drive it while I’m gone? ). But then I envisioned Mother sneaking out, helping herself to the snazzy wheels with her bad eyesight and no driver’s license to make a midnight run to Walmart for chocolate mint ice cream … and getting stopped by the cops. Who, at this point, would likely lock her up and throw away the key. But was that a bad thing? My thoughtful frown prompted Ashley to say, “It’s okay with Mom and Dad. ” “It’s not that, Ash,” I replied.