An Uplifting Murder: Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper by Elaine Viets PDF

By Elaine Viets

On Josie's most modern task, her former teacher-now operating in a underwear shop-is short of a few severe aid whilst a patron is located murdered. regrettably, the teacher's alibi is flimsier than the camisoles she sells, so Josie might want to bust out her sleuthing talents to reveal the genuine killer...

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I won’t ruin my suede boots. ” Josie wore her rich-lady outfit for today’s mystery-shopping assignment: her good winter coat, dark suede boots, black pants, and a black cashmere sweater. Josie had wanted that luxurious sweater the first time she’d seen it at the store. She’d watched it for three months, carefully hiding it at the bottom of a pile of sweaters. After it had been marked down three times, she could finally afford it. A fashionista might notice that brown-haired Josie didn’t have an expensive salon cut, but she’d have to look close.

She carried a long red dress protected by clear plastic with the tags still on it. ” Josie asked. “Frankie,” she said. ” “I think we went to high school together,” Josie said. Frankie looked Josie up and down like a casting director rejecting an untalented actor. “Oh. Right. You’re Josie somebody. ” Frankie said that as if being younger were an achievement. She turned to Laura. The former gym teacher was frozen behind the counter. Her hands clutched the countertop. ” Frankie said. There was an ocean of contempt in that one word.

Not very,” Josie said. “Not in St. Louis. This is a big small town. Everyone stays in their own neighborhoods. I only go to Plaza Venetia when I’m mystery-shopping. ” “Plaza Venetia advertises itself as ‘where the best people shop the best stores,’ ” Alyce said. “They mean the richest,” Josie said. “It would make sense that an expensive lingerie store would be located here. Mrs. Hayes—I mean Laura Ferguson—was the best of the best when I was in school. She was good at dealing with difficult situations.

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