White Elephant Dead by Carolyn Hart

By Carolyn Hart

Murder is, unusually, no longer all that unusual on timy Broward's Rock, an idyllic sea island group off the South Carolina coast. Annie Darling's renowned secret book place, dying on call for, is the place the locals come to debate the juicy information of every felony offense--under the watchful gaze of a pampered pussycat prima donna named Agatha. yet now Annie's pricey buddy (and top patron) Henny Brawley stands accused of murdering a Women's membership volunteer-cum-blackmailer. So Annie rouses her husband Max into motion, and jointly they dive into the shark pool of dotty eccentrics and imperious belles who represent the island's clever set. simply because purely there can the Darlings turn out hapless Henny innocent--by detemining who one of the well-heeled had the dirtiest little secret...and may kill to guard it.

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Homicide is, unusually, now not all that unusual on timy Broward's Rock, an idyllic sea island neighborhood off the South Carolina coast. Annie Darling's well known secret book place, demise on call for, is the place the locals come to debate the juicy info of every legal offense--under the watchful gaze of a pampered tom cat prima donna named Agatha.

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The fourteenth hole ran along the other side of the King Snake Lagoon. Smart Emma. She’d figured that the narrow road into the park would be choked with vehicles. Annie ran to greet her. Emma scared the hell out of her sometimes, but if she ever had to man a barricade, she’d definitely pick Emma as her leader. Max was dear and sexy and swashbucklingly brave, but Emma was tough. Emma switched off the cart, climbed majestically out, her clear plastic raincoat flapping. Emma was always majestic, tall, broad-shouldered and athletic.

Pamela, tell everyone that the nature of Henny’s head injury will result in memory loss of recent events and make it a point to discover everything about Kathryn Girard, her friends, her activities, her interests. ” Pamela glanced at her watch, then grabbed her purse. “I have my cell phone. I’ll get busy right now. ” Annie looked at Pamela in astonishment. How did she know who watched what? This reflected awesome knowledge of island customs. Pamela’s cooperation might prove to be invaluable. As Annie and Emma neared the end of the hall, Annie’s 48 / Carolyn Hart eyes were on the vending machine.

Annie nodded absently. Among the calls she’d made on her cell phone was one to Emma Clyde. This time Emma had answered and she was on her way. Annie hated to stand waiting while searchers fanned out in all directions, their flashlights bobbing, but if there was anyone on the island of Broward’s Rock who could outthink the world, it was Emma Clyde. Annie had stopped fuming about Garrett’s unexpected conclusions and was trying to figure out what could have happened on this remote stretch of road.

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