Dealing in Murder: A Molly Doyle Mystery by Elaine Flinn

By Elaine Flinn

Elizabeth Porter was once a top-of-the-lineManhattan antiques broker until eventually her ex-husband and his lover's flagrantly felony rip-off left her attractiveness in tatters. Now, utilizing a brand new identify, Molly Doyle, she's beginning over a continent away in a rundown antiques store in comfortable Carmel, California. Molly is set to make the simplest of it. however the early antiques chook occasionally will get greater than the computer virus, and one advised arrival locations her at a homicide website with a corpse in her palms. After she turns up at a moment probably unrelated loss of life, the abrasive new police leader considers Molly the top suspect. Now the single strategy to transparent her identify is for Molly to discover her personal route to a killer, so as to depart her both exonerated ... or lifeless.

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He’d have to think about that. Who might know her in Carmel? He’d put his one and only detective on it. After setting up the Murder Book, he revamped the charts and chain of evidence forms. He’d been somewhat pleased to realize cutting-edge techniques hadn’t been needed. The Jacobs homicide was Carmel’s first in over ten years. He’d have to work it the old way. Might be fun. He used to be one of the best. He was curious to see if he’d lost his touch. He stepped over to the easels lined up against the wall.

When she flipped Dealing in Murder 41 through the photo albums, she was perplexed. Nothing matched the watercolors. Nor were there dates of the photos, notes on location, season, or time of day. The last item was a small bookkeeping journal. Idly thumbing through it, Molly saw it appeared to be a record of sales. Under the title of each work—none of which matched the watercolors or photos—was the medium— watercolor or oil—the size and type of frame, and pertinent color formulas. Opposite each entry was a bracketed amount followed by another of greater value.

I checked her out from day one. My gut tells me she’s clean. Family story is interesting though. Father and two uncles were cops. ” “Yeah? Tell me a story. ” “Takes place in San Francisco. The story’s old, maybe ten . . twelve years. Uncles are dead. One took early retirement and died of a stroke, the other ate his gun. Both were narcs. Father died in the joint of a heart attack. He used to be in homicide. His knee caught a bullet, was forced into early retirement. Opened up a used furniture store.

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