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I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I'm continuing with a snippet from my PI mystery, The Case of the Bygone Brother, a contemporary cozy, that takes place in a small Lake Michigan resort town. Alex (Alexandra) O'Hara has taken over her dad's investigation agency, struggling to keep it going. This snippet picks up with the older client in Alex's office.
When Mrs. Yoder finally took the visitor’s chair, I breathed a silent prayer of thanks. She was convinced her husband was running around on her—no wonder she nearly bolted out the door. Her perception of Nick and me playing hanky-panky in the office must have been a painful reminder of what she thought her husband was doing.
“Can you check the bank and credit card statements?” I asked.
“That seems so . . . underhanded, like I don’t trust him.”
I gave her a long look until she said, “I guess I don’t trust him if I’m coming to you.”
“What time does he leave so I can follow him?”
What? Did she think I’d look into my crystal ball and ‘see’ her husband fooling around?
Alex O’Hara finally gets a case that will give her bottom line a much needed boost. She might even be able to change her diet from ramen noodles to prime rib. All she has to do is track down a man who’s been missing for over ten years. Piece of cake . . . until an old flame arrives and a mugger roughs her up with orders to back off.
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