By Mary Daheim
A trip OF TERROR
Murder is news--even whilst editor-publisher Emma Lord is clear of The Alpine recommend. A picturesque Oregon beach village will not be Emma's conventional beat, but if a sensational headline-grabbing homicide happens, she's at the case.
It all starts off as attractive Audrey Imhoff emerges from her nightly nude dip within the Pacific--and a killer makes it her final. every week later Audrey's husband disappears, and the couple's 3 adolescent youngsters appear unusually relieved through his absence.
What's the tale in the back of all this strange habit? Emma Lord will locate out-- or die attempting. . . .
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Why did he switch his brain? ” “Because the fellow was once there so long,” Vida replied, swishing a section of lettuce within the ranch dressing. “It turns out that Gordon dithered for particularly some time, pacing round outdoors of the home, attempting to make up his brain. while he eventually did, and made up our minds to go away, the guy was once nonetheless there. on reflection, Gordon notion it strange. ” “Could Gordon describe him? ” “Average peak and weight. Jacket and pants. Hair. wherever among twenty-five and sixty. ” The turkey sandwich arrived, besides pickles. Vida took an immense chew sooner than carrying on with. “It’s all very imprecise. ” i attempted to think about somebody we knew of who could healthy Gordon’s sketchy description. Stuart Kane used to be too tall; Jesse Damon was once too younger; Rett Runkel and Walt Dobrinz have been too outdated. definitely Gordon may realize his partner's father and his mother-in-law’s husband. He’d additionally recognize his brother-in-law, Marlin. “Would a killer wait that lengthy at the seashore? ” I mused. “If it used to be a stranger, how may possibly he comprehend that Audrey may pass swimming in the midst of the evening? ” “It’s all very unsatisfactory,” Vida declared. “On a extra detailed word, I known as at the Crenshaws. certain, they gave Audrey their apartment. So candy, so style, so worthy, blah-blah. They’re childless, and why shouldn’t the sort of gorgeous individual have anything in go back for all her effort and time on their behalf? relatively, i believe they’re a couple of ninnies. ” “I heard concerning the Crenshaws, too,” I stated. after which I embarked on my come upon with Valerie Bryan on the bookshop. Vida wasn’t stunned approximately Rupe Pickering—she’d already guessed as a lot. yet she puzzled anew approximately Jesse Damon. “We needs to force over to Salem this afternoon,” she proclaimed, consuming the final of her pickles. “It can be a pleasant trip. ” “Vida—” i started, then stopped. “You haven’t heard approximately my stopover at from Stuart Kane. ” I’d stored the easiest for final. Vida used to be virtually choking on her tea by the point i ended. “He advised you! now not me! Oh, reliable grief! How might he! I’m completely happy I by no means knew him as a nephew-in-law! He might have attempted my persistence! ” “Maybe so,” I remarked absently. “He does are looking to say sorry in individual. ” Vida harrumphed. “He’d larger. Oh, dear—this adjustments every little thing. ” “How? ” “What if he’s telling the reality approximately now not having an affair with Audrey? What if Stina’s telling the reality approximately now not continuing Gordon? There’s no jealousy cause. I can’t think there has been anything … physical among Audrey and people older males she used to be carting round to clinical appointments. They have been all ailing. So now we have not anything left from the romantic attitude other than that foolish, elusive boy, Jesse Damon. ” “There have been alleged to be different younger men,” I reminded Vida. “Jesse used to be purely the latest. ” “But that’s the purpose. The others have been most likely transitority, too. summer time aid, lifeguards, no matter what. ” Vida used to be having a look very vexed. “Young males don’t homicide their older mistresses,” I stated. “Think approximately it. a child like Jesse comes the following for vacationer season and reveals an enticing lady two times his age who’s a few form of thrill seeker.