By Carolyn G. Hart
Britt Barlow is bound her media multi-millionaire brother-in-law Jeremiah Addison's deadly tumble a yr in the past used to be no coincidence -- in particular given that she herself came upon, and disposed of, the journey cord anyone had strung around the stairs. Now she's bringing all who have been in attendance that weekend again to Golden Silk -- Addison's sumptuous secluded island property -- and alluring additional site visitors, Annie and Max Darling, to assist discover a killer. Annie Darling would not leave out this occasion for the area! And there definitely is not any loss of suspects one of the visitors, every one of whom had a considerable rationale for doing within the unbearable mogul. however the celebration turns lethal while a houseman mysteriously vanishes, besides the boats that are the single break out off Addison's island -- leaving the Darlings stranded on a floating rock in the course of nowhere, too on the subject of an answer for convenience, and stalked by means of a artful assassin.
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C. and, as they say, the rest is history. ” Max slapped the file back into the folder. Annie clapped her hands together. ” Max looked startled. Annie grinned. Sea legs. It was just a matter of time. “I like him as a suspect. He wasn’t an intimate of the family. Obviously nobody would ask him on account of his charm. ” Max was suddenly ebullient. “Annie, you have good instincts. We’ll tackle the Honorable Millicent first and then take on Crenshaw. Now for the help . ” He broke off. ” He lifted his hand, pointed.
But the sisters got along famously. One old friend said, ‘Britt adored Cissy. ’ Cissy dropped out of college to become a model. She was modeling at a charity benefit when she met Jeremiah Addison, who had recently separated from his first wife. Britt majored in English. After college, she went to New York. She held several jobs in advertising agencies but was laid off when the economy crashed. By this time Cissy was married to Jeremiah. They’d only been married three years when Cissy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
That’s the first thing visitors notice and appreciate. No exhaust fumes, just the scent of the sea and wood smoke and”—she gestured toward a magnificent garden—“roses and magnolia blossoms and pittosporum in summer. ” A shrug. “We have a big generator but it’s around a bend and you don’t hear it unless you walk there. Even the golf carts—there’s one for each cabin and several for the house—are electric. ” Annie heard the sigh of pine trees, the rustle of magnolia leaves, the chut chut of squirrels, the chirp of winter birds.