By Susan Kandel
A brand new suspense-themed housing tract at the fringe of the Mojave wilderness is ready to open, and who larger to aid advertise the Cotswold-cozy improvement than secret biographer extraordinaire Cece Caruso? For the grand beginning weekend, Cece is staging a play that includes the cherished sleuth omit Marple. after all, every thing is going flawed, together with a number one girl who finally ends up useless. All isn't really good in Christietown; its secrets and techniques are as complex because the fact at the back of Agatha Christie's real-life disappearance. The developer, an Englishman who claims to be Dame Agatha's descendent, has ruthless traders respiring down his neck. in the meantime, Cece's acquired a marriage to plot, a toddler bathe to offer, and an ex-husband who indicates up on her doorstep along with his fiancée and destiny spouse's mother. And whilst one other physique surfaces, the intrepid novice sleuth is familiar with she needs to play the famed detective for real—or endure an identical mysterious destiny.
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But history means something. Sharing a child means something. I wondered what went through Archie’s head during those eleven days when his wife, Agatha, disappeared and was presumed dead. What did he think when the authorities informed him that a Morris car was found not far from their home, at the edge of a chalk pit? And when he was told an initial search of Newlands Corner had yielded a black shoe covered with mud and a brown glove lined with fur, what then? Did he see the look in her eyes when he’d told her he was through with her?
At which point, I—Miss Jane Marple—threw open the doors to the wardrobe and exclaimed, “You, Sir Guy Pilkington, remind me of a parlor maid I once employed! ” Javier asked. “No,” I said. ” A few people in the audience started to applaud, like they couldn’t wait for the thing to be over with, at which point the entire cast emerged, smiling and bowing, along with a young man I’d never seen before in my life. ” Marlene asked. ” “Cece,” Bridget whispered to me, cocking her head in the direction of the stranger, who had floppy blond curls and rather resembled an angel, “in case it escaped your notice, he doesn’t look like a retired Anglo-Indian colonel.
She picked her psychic charge up off the floor and they exited just as the phone began to ring. Javier launched himself onstage and said, “Where in the blazes is my manservant whom I pay so handsomely? ” Okay, folks, this is it. 46 SUSAN KANDEL Javier spun around a few times, popped a wheelie, and, seeing no one, rose from his wheelchair to answer the phone. At which point, I—Miss Jane Marple—threw open the doors to the wardrobe and exclaimed, “You, Sir Guy Pilkington, remind me of a parlor maid I once employed!