When the venerable patriarch shows Marcy a tapestry his grandmother crafted, which he affirms exposes the whereabouts of pirate loot off the Oregon coast. He agrees to move to a shelter with the caveat that Marcy take the embroidery for safekeeping. However, when the police arrive the following day to accompany him safely out, they discover the elderly gentleman murdered and the house vandalized.
Lee creates characters you want to kidnap and make them members of your family. Yes, they are friends I visit every time I pick up one of Lee’s gripping books, but let’s face it, they are filled with entertainment, intrigue, and pandemonium. So, I want to dish with them—and spy on them.
Lee’s murders are so well plotted, folks, I pause when I hear a noise to make sure there isn’t a whack-a-doodle hovering nearby looking to off a neighbor! Pay no mind to my flashlight, hammer, pots, pans, and shovel…it is for the holiday season. I’m cookin’, decoratin’, and roastin’ nuts. Really! No, no, no, it is not my little cache of weapons for the cray cray loons sneaking around town. I live in the juicy apple not in Tallulah Falls, we New Yorker’s hire people to “handle our biz” mafia style. Geez. Oh, and as for roastin’ nuts…I like to make sure they are aromatic, warm and toasty before I dig in. *wink*