A Fit of Tempera by Mary Daheim

By Mary Daheim

Van Gogh-ing...going...gone!Poor Judith McMonigle Flynn! All she desires is a much-needed holiday from the trials of operating Hillside Manor. yet she and cousin Renie have slightly set foot of their family's backwoods holiday cottage...and already they are having a broom with the neighborhood legislations. it seems that somebody has painted their neighbor, world-renowned artist Riley Tobias, completely out of the image. And the crafty slayer has controlled to border luckless Judith for the crime! however the version beginner sleuth is not approximately to take a seat nonetheless for this , as she and her cuz canvas the geographical region looking for a killer. Judith is sure the offender are available within the rogues' gallery of oily brokers, malicious mistresses, and artful critics who inhabited the defunct da Vinci's surrealistic global. however the cousins should be portray themselves right into a harmful nook with this unofficial investigation...and surroundings themselves up for an additional deadly artwork attack.Poor Judith McMonigle Flynn! All she wishes is a much-needed holiday from the pains of operating Hillside Manor. yet she and cousin Renie have slightly set foot of their family's backwoods holiday cottage...and already they're having a broom with the neighborhood legislations. it seems that a person has painted their neighbor, world-renowned artist Riley Tobias, completely out of the image. And the crafty slayer has controlled to border luckless Judith for the crime! however the version beginner sleuth isn't really approximately to take a seat nonetheless for this, as she and her cuz canvas the geographical region looking for a killer. Judith is bound the offender are available within the rogues' gallery of oily brokers, malicious mistresses, and artful critics who inhabited the defunct da Vinci's surrealistic global. however the cousins should be portray themselves right into a harmful nook with this unofficial investigation...and atmosphere themselves up for an additional deadly paintings attack.Poor Judith McMonigle Flynn! All she wishes is a much-needed holiday from the pains of operating Hillside Manor. yet she and cousin Renie have slightly set foot of their family's backwoods holiday cottage...and already they are having a broom with the neighborhood legislation. it sounds as if a person has painted their neighbor, world-renowned artist Riley Tobias, completely out of the image. And the crafty slayer has controlled to border luckless Judith for the crime! however the version beginner sleuth isn't really approximately to sit down nonetheless for this, as she and her cuz canvas the nation-state looking for a killer. Judith is sure the perpetrator are available within the rogues' gallery of oily brokers, malicious mistresses, and artful critics who inhabited the defunct da Vinci's surrealistic international. however the cousins should be portray themselves right into a harmful nook with this unofficial investigation...and surroundings themselves up for one more deadly artwork assault.

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She couldn’t put a finger on it. Maybe she was mistaken. She and Renie hadn’t seen Riley for a long time. ” queried Costello. The question made Judith think of Clive Silvanus. She refrained from glancing in the direction of the bedroom. Fortunately, she could no longer hear him snoring. ” Judith repeated. “Heavens, no. He had one beer. No, he took a second. ” 48 / Mary Daheim The undersheriff waited for his deputy to finish writing. “You went back, though. ” Judith gave a nod. “Iris—Ms. Takisaki—asked us to help her look for a prowler over at the neighbor’s on the other side of Riley’s property.

Well—if you say so. But come along later, and I’ll fix you a nice wine cooler. ” She nodded at Judith and Renie. ” Iris almost succeeded in hiding her look of dismay. ” She forced a smile. ” Practically backpedaling straight into Renie, Iris fled in the direction of the road. Half a dozen cars, a flatbed truck, an RV, and three motorcycles passed before the women could get to the other side of the road. ” A FIT OF TEMPERA / 29 Iris Takisaki had steered the cousins into Riley Tobias’s living room.

She immediately led her two younger siblings out toward the edge of the road, as if organizing a mutiny. Mrs. Morton watched the trio with narrowed eyes. “Not another step, Velvet. You hear? Rafe! Giles! Don’t you dare cross that road again! ” Her gaze was now ferocious, and her voice could have been heard not only on the other side of the highway, but across the river as well. The children seemed unaffected, but they stayed put. Their mother turned back to Iris and the cousins. “Now, as I was saying—or about to, before those little imps tried to get the better of me—why don’t you come inside and take it easy on our couch?

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