Death of the Party by Carolyn G. Hart

By Carolyn G. Hart

Britt Barlow is sure her media wealthy person brother-in-law Jeremiah Addison's deadly tumble a 12 months in the past was once no twist of fate -- specifically due to the fact that she herself found, and disposed of, the journey twine an individual 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 welcoming additional site visitors, Annie and Max Darling, to assist discover a killer. Annie Darling would not omit this celebration for the area! And there definitely is not any loss of suspects one of the visitors, each one of whom had a considerable cause 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 through a artful assassin.

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Two painted china herons made a majestic centerpiece. Annie was enchanted by the bright colors and detail, the black cap, shoulders, and bill, white face and chest, gray tail feathers, pink legs. Again there were twin chandeliers, their crystal drops sparkling and lovely. “The library is that way”—Britt stopped at the foot of the stairway and nodded down the hall—“and a study. The kitchen area is beyond that door. It’s a later addition to the house, a huge kitchen and breakfast room and pantry.

Gamble has a reputation as a—” Annie knew she shouldn’t judge a man simply from photos. But she already knew she didn’t like Gerald Gamble—he was tall, thin with a cadaverous face and little squinty eyes. His dark suit hung from rounded shoulders. He stood with a closed face, arms folded. “—hard-nosed guy, Jeremiah’s hatchet man. Kept an eye on all aspects of the business. Jeremiah trusted him absolutely. ” Max took the printout from Annie, replaced it in the file. “Absolute trust. That gives a lot of room for maneuvering.

Top investigative reporter for Addison Media. Host of a news feature patterned after The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News. Lucinda Phillips, 54. Chief housekeeper at Heron House. Employed for 12 years. Harry Lyle, 49. Caretaker, handyman. Employed for 9 years. “. . Twelve. ” Annie circled the letter. ” He was brisk. “There’s no invidious meaning, but the point is that Britt Barlow says the girls were the next thing to transients, didn’t speak English, didn’t know Jeremiah personally, had nothing to gain from his death, plus they are long gone from the island.

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