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Murder at Breakfast (Book 4 Dekker Cozy Mystery Series)

By Steve Demaree

In an upscale house construction for retired humans, the place foodstuff are integrated with the lease, a girl is located poisoned in her condominium together with her head bent over in her lunch plate. however the post-mortem exhibits that she was once poisoned someday round breakfast. used to be she poisoned earlier than she went down for breakfast, at breakfast seated one of the different citizens, or after she again to her house?

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Is that the type of thank you i am getting for operating day and evening, that you can know the way your sufferer died? ” “I think she used to be poisoned. ” “The sufferer ingested poison, yet I don’t imagine you’ll wish to listen the remainder of it. ” “You suggest that the poison got here from my condominium? ” “You comprehend extra approximately that than I do, yet what i know is that she used to be now not poisoned at lunch. Her belly contents informed me that she didn’t even devour any of the meals on that plate, yet anyone did. i'll inform via interpreting the fork.

Good, in recent times it’s been so Russell may perhaps sneak down and spot his honey, however the cause we have now it really is for me to scrub the home windows at times, or if i must wake up on that roof for any cause. ” “How difficult would it not be to maneuver the ladder? ” “Not too demanding. One guy can do it. ” “What a couple of girl? ” “Sure, if she’s powerful sufficient. It’s relatively gentle. I’m unsure if any of the little outdated girls the following might do it, yet I’d imagine that any of the ladies who paintings the following can. ” “So, anyone may have moved it on account that Russell left it there, after which moved it again later?

I doubt if she encountered any of the opposite citizens at the means right down to consume, and the single humans she observed earlier than breakfast have been the prepare dinner and the chief. I doubt if both of them slipped her something prior to she ate breakfast, even if I wouldn’t rule out both of them whereas she ate. the simplest probability somebody had of poisoning her at breakfast was once both whilst the 1st woman got here down and Mrs. Higgins bought as much as get extra nutrition or orange juice or while the cook dinner took the ill guy’s nutrition to the dumbwaiter.

I promised myself that if I observed George coming towards me with a cell in his hand i might shoot the telephone from his hand and purchase him a brand new one. One like mine, that plugs into the wall, has a rotary dial, and no option to take photographs or take a person on a trip to the net. George Orwell used to be correct. it is only that enormous Brother used to be a bit past due. after all I wouldn’t shoot my good friend within the hand. yet i'd confiscate his mobilephone. +++ I woke up Sunday morning, thankful for the chance to exchange the homicide research for one in all my pastor’s sermons.

It is a great task, Lieutenant. It yes retains me busy throughout the summer season, all of the mowing, all of the trimming. The trimming truly takes approximately so long as the mowing, simply because there are such a lot of areas the mower won’t move. yet I’m convinced you didn’t pop out right here to discuss that. What am i able to do for you? ” “I simply have a number of inquiries to ask you. ” “Why don’t we sit down over the following on the picnic desk? i will be able to use a couple of minutes relaxation. ” We sat down, and that i learned that with the mild breeze that blew throughout the timber, and the truth that we have been within the color, it wasn’t as insufferable as I figured it might be.

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