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I'm sharing snippets from the 4th Alex O'Hara cozy mystery, The Case of the Wedding Wrecker. This snippet picks up where we left off last time. The police chief, Dan Hoesen, is interviewing Alex. The lawyer, Hans Bogardus, is with her.
The chief cleared his throat. “I apologize for my former deputy’s insensitivity. We will restart the interview.” He nodded behind me, waited a second or three, then repeated my name and date.
Former deputy? I wasn’t touching that. I wanted to get this interview over with.
“State your name and relationship with the accused.”
“Alexandra O’Hara, uh, Palzetti—” Holy shit. I’d never called myself that before. “—wife of Nicholas Palzetti.”
“Tell me what you did yesterday.”
And a little more
“Everything? After the rehearsal and dinner, my girlfriends had a bachelorette party that started—”
“Only when and where you saw Nicholas Palzetti,” the chief said.
Oh, good. He didn’t need to know how foolish we all were.
“In the morning, we went sailing, had a picnic, and came back to my apartment about four-thirty.”
“Only answer the question,” Hans said. “Don’t volunteer any more information than what the chief asks.”
Chief Hoesen glared at him before making a note on his legal pad. “So, you both went back to your apartment. Then what did you do?”
“I got ready for the rehearsal.”
“After I finished my shower, he took one.”
Dan rolled his eyes. “I don’t need every detail. What happened after you got dressed for the rehearsal?”