By Elaine Viets

Somebody has killed Halley Hardwicke, the recent younger fashion designer of thousand-dollar Italian silk scarves, within the mall parking lot-and police have their eye on Jake, the husband of Josie's ally Alyce. The couple lived close to the wrap maven, however it turns out Halley and Jake have been a bit too neighborly. So Josie makes a decision to do what she does top to aid out her friend-go undercover and notice if she will be able to locate a few clues. simply because this time, there is a lot extra at stake than a headband, no matter if it is to die for...

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Alyce might be rattled, but she was still a perfect host-ess. She cut the frittata in two and put each half on a plate with a generous helping of salad. Then she carried the plates into the sunny breakfast room. Josie studied her friend’s odd gliding walk. Alyce seemed to float above the floor, and Josie could never figure out how she did that. " Josie said. "You can sit down and enjoy the view," Alyce said. She was too polite to say Josie would only be in her way. Josie sat. The sunny bay window overlooked the garden, planted for early December with ornamental cabbages.

It went to her boss at Suttin Services, Harry the Horrible. He would forward her report to New York. If Pretty Things liked her work, he would take credit for it. Oh, well. The best part of this job was she rarely saw Harry. If she worked in an office, she’d have to face him every day. Josie checked her watch. Five thirty. Amelia was suspiciously quiet, which meant she was probably instant-messaging her friends. It was time to get dinner going, but Josie didn’t feel like cooking. She wondered if she could fix something easy, like Amelia’s favorite, mac and cheese.

Alyce seemed to float above the floor, and Josie could never figure out how she did that. " Josie said. "You can sit down and enjoy the view," Alyce said. She was too polite to say Josie would only be in her way. Josie sat. The sunny bay window overlooked the garden, planted for early December with ornamental cabbages. The table had yellow linen napkins and matching sweetheart roses in a cut-glass vase. Alyce put a pot of coffee on the warmer and brought in the pitcher of leftover cranberry martinis, a basket of warm rolls, and butter curls.

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