A Fatal Stain (A Daring Finds Mystery, Book 3) by Elise Hyatt

By Elise Hyatt

Out damned spot!

As her marriage ceremony to detective Cas Wolfe methods, Candyce "Dyce" Dare, sole proprietor (and worker) of the furnishings refinishing enterprise bold unearths desperately must locate anything to do to prevent sitting down and making plans the development together with her mom and her ally (particularly due to the fact she suspects their plans contain having her cat costume in a tuxedo). engaged on a desk she lately acquired at a backyard sale matches the invoice.

Until her sanding efforts discover a traumatic stain--one that appears love it can be blood. Dyce is familiar with that, with a fiance who's a policeman, mom and dad who personal a secret bookstall, and a up to date heritage of inadvertent involvement in homicide instances, she will be able to be vulnerable to seeing issues that aren't there. yet then she discovers that the table's prior proprietor has long past missing--and once again, she is drawn right into a solve-it-yourself secret undertaking. And while Dyce begins a undertaking, she simply has to work out it through...

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He did not realize that my smile was at the thought of his death. Fortunato had one weakness, although he was, on the whole, a man to be respected and even feared. He was very proud of his knowledge of wine. On other subjects, he just pretended to be wise, but in the matter of wine he was sincere. We shared this interest. I knew a great deal about Italian wines myself, and bought large amounts whenever I could. My chance came one evening during the holiday season. We met in the street. He had been drinking heavily, and he greeted me very warmly.

We had little time to wonder what to do. In less than three minutes the storm was on us, and it became so dark that we could not see each other in the boat. 'It would be foolish of me to attempt to describe that storm. The oldest seaman in Norway had never known anything like it. At its first breath, my younger brother was blown straight into the sea and lost. I would have followed him if I had not thrown myself flat, and held on to an iron ring in the middle of the boat. 'For some moments we were completely under water, and all this time I held my breath.

They had come out of the pit which lay on my right side. As I watched, they came up in large numbers, hurrying, with hungry-looking eyes, towards my plate of food. 56 It required a great deal of effort and attention to frighten them away. It might have been half an hour, perhaps even an hour, before I looked up to the roof again. What I saw there confused me. The swing of the pendulum had increased to almost a yard. As a natural result of this, its speed was now much greater. But what mainly disturbed me was the fact that it had come nearer.

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