By Ellery Adams
Whereas strolling her poodle, Olivia Limoges discovers a lifeless physique buried within the sand. may it's attached to the weird burglaries plaguing Oyster Bay, North Carolina? At each crime scene, the thieves organize abnormal tableaus: a stick of butter with a knife via it, dolls with silver spoons of their mouths, a deck of playing cards with a lacking queen. Olivia realizes every one setup represents a clich?. And who greater to decode the clich? clues than her Bayside booklet Writers workforce?
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Only someone with very deep pockets and a love of old buildings would consider purchasing the dilapidated warehouse. It was perfect for Olivia “I couldn’t do anything to help the man on the beach,” she said to Haviland. She shielded her eyes against the sun’s glare and studied the building. “But I can rescue this place. Restore a piece of Oyster Bay’s history and create some new jobs. I’m in the mood for a new project. ” The poodle barked his assent. Chapter 3 We were put here as witnesses to the miracle of life.
Olivia ate at the diner at least once a week. Upon returning to Oyster Bay, Dixie had become her first true friend. Olivia was fond of the smaller woman’s feisty personality and sharp wit. Dixie also adored Haviland and had Grumpy prepare special meals for the coddled poodle while requesting items not found on the regular menu for Olivia. This morning, she skated to the counter with a frittata made of fresh spinach and shredded provolone and a bowl of honeydew melon squares. ” Dixie said through gritted teeth.
The two uniformed twenty-somethings looked alike and were probably cousins to some degree. Most of the older Oyster Bay families were related in one way or another. The ME’s assistant used her free hand to brush a lock of dark hair from her heart-shaped face while giving Bobby’s shirt another excited tug. “The vic was buried holding a little plastic sand shovel. A green one, just like the bucket that covered his head. ” “No wallet? ” “Don’t you get what I’m saying? ” she exclaimed and waved for him to follow her.