By Kathy Hogan Trocheck

Seeing that retiring from the Atlanta Police division, Callahan Garrity is basically cleansing up together with her condo Mouse housecleaning corporation -- specially because she added"crime research" to the record of companies provided. Callahan consents to find the lacking member of the preferred '60s woman workforce, the VelvetTeens, and he or she does not need to seek lengthy. Deloras Carter, the a.w.o.l. singer, is located handed out inebriated via a swimming pool close to the lifeless physique of the trio's former manufacturer. The smoking gun in Deloras's hand means that the VelvetTeens will not be reuniting for a comeback travel each time within the close to destiny ... except Callahan and her "Mice" can highlight -- and continue to exist -- a special killer act.

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Happy Never After / 25 he asked. “Mac’s a lot older than me. He probably remembers them a lot better than me. ” “I will,” I said. “I’ve got a client who wants me to find Delores Carter, she was the youngest in the group, Rita Fontaine’s half-sister. ” “Cool,” Kevin said. ” “You’ll never change,” I said. ” “Yeah, I’ll be over,” he said vaguely. ” When I got off the phone and went back to the porch, Mac was sitting in the armchair, sifting through the box of records. He stood up and kissed me briefly.

Both sides were written by Stuart Hightower. 24 / KATHY HOGAN TROCHECK As the record started to spin I sat down in the rocker next to Edna. The song started with a string section, joined by pianos and drums and an entire symphony. Then came that high contralto. “Happy Never After,” Rita Fontaine wailed. ” “Now I remember them,” Edna said. “Kevin nearly wore the grooves out on that song. ” We played all of “Happy Never After,” twice. Played the B side too, which wasn’t bad, but wasn’t nearly as good as the A side.

Don’t worry. ” “You better get it right,” Vonette muttered from her seat beside me. ” Sunday afternoon in midtown should have been quiet, the streets deserted, except for an occasional dog-walker or inline skater. But the Club Caribe was the city’s newest, trendiest club, located in one of Atlanta’s oldest buildings, a long-abandoned five-and-dime store at the corner of Peachtree and Tenth. Empty streets suddenly became clotted with traffic as soon as we got within three blocks of Juniper. ” I finally put the van in park, got out, and walked three cars in front of me.

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