By Leslie Meier
With 3 children underfoot, a fourth at the method, and an oppressive warmth wave bearing down, homemaker Lucy Stone is hardly ever having fun with an idyllic summer season. yet her preoccupation with swelling ankles, Bavarian creme doughnut cravings, and stitching never-ending sequins on ballet recital tutus provides method to dread whilst Lucy learns that her waistline isn’t the single factor that’s lately vanished from Tinker’s Cove…
The unusual disappearance of a retired dance teacher has the tiny coastal city in a tizzy that turns to terror while a notoriously cantankerous shopkeeper is slain correct on major road. Now Lucy’s as much as her bulging stomach in neighborhood suspects and crimson herrings. Eluded via a cold-blooded killer, along with her due-date looming and the thermometer hovering, Lucy figures anything has to damage quickly. optimistically, it won’t be her water…
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Anawak helped the passengers out of the boat, then moored it to the side. The steps leading up to the wharf were slippery, and the next bunch of adventurers had gathered on the patio in front of the station. There wouldn't be any thrills for them either. `If things don't pick up soon we'll all be out of a job,' said Susan Stringer, as he walked into the ticket office. She was standing behind the counter, restocking the plastic leaflet-holders. `Maybe we should offer squirrel-watching instead. ' Davie's Whaling Station was a cosy place, crammed with a mishmash of handmade objects, tacky souvenirs, clothing and books.
Time to go home,' he announced. There was a disappointed silence. The journey through Clayoquot Sound would take at least three-quarters of an hour. He decided to cut short the afternoon with a burst of excitement. The Zodiac's twin outboard motor would give them an adrenaline-pumping ride. Speed was all he had left to offer. Tofino's waterfront, with its houses on stilts and the Whaling Station on the wharf, was just coming into view when the rain stopped abruptly. From a distance the hills and mountains looked like grey cardboard cutouts.
Well, either we're all blind or your worms have only just got there. ' Lund asked. ' Johanson held up his hands. `I'll have to send the worms on a trip round the world. Give me two weeks ± and don't argue. ' Lund sat in silence. The chicken stew had arrived, but she hadn't touched hers. ' `On the bacteria that feed on methane,' Johanson corrected her. `It's a complex symbiotic system. And, remember, we're talking about a worm that may or may not be related to yours. ' `If these worms are bigger than the ones in Mexico, they're probably hungrier too,' Lund mused.
Tippy Toe Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery, Book 2) by Leslie Meier