|About the Book|
If you buy this book, youll get access to 65 other short stories and two full length novels at no extra cost.The best description is an excerpt:“This is embarrassing. Cough, Rhiana. Do something that makes noise. Let her know we’re here.”RhianaMoreIf you buy this book, youll get access to 65 other short stories and two full length novels at no extra cost.The best description is an excerpt:“This is embarrassing. Cough, Rhiana. Do something that makes noise. Let her know we’re here.”Rhiana Brown, owner of the Sun Detective Agency, and Sgt. Ed Hadley of the Pine City Police Department stood, statue still, inside the Craft and Hobby section of the Thomas Jefferson Public Library and watched Sarah Anderson adjust her stocking. Rhiana didn’t cough. She looked up at Ed Hadley with amusement and back at the young woman who had finished with the left stocking and was now dealing with the right. “She has lovely legs, Ed. I thought men liked looking at a woman’s legs.”Sarah wore a light, pastel skirt and a light blue shirt and low heels and dignity. She was a finely made woman in her late 20s with hair the color of a sunset.Ed Hadley was a man of medium height and weight with earnest, intelligent eyes. His voice came out a strangled whisper. “No, or rather Yes. But I don’t want her to know I saw… That is, we saw her in this situation. She’ll be embarrassed.”Rhiana didn’t let him off the hook. She didn’t let him move away. “She looks like a very nice woman. Have you talked to her yet?” Rhiana wore a light summer skirt and white blouse and a short, 9mm pistol inside her waistband.Sarah dropped her skirt. Ed started breathing again. “A few times. I live near here, and I like to read to kids on Friday nights. She’s in charge of that. We’ve talked for the last two months.” Ed turned to look at Rhiana. He dropped his uncomfortable expression and became a cop, but a cop with hope. “If she’s innocent, I’m going to ask her out. If she’s guilty, she goes to prison. I want her to be innocent. That’s why I asked you to come along. Right now, she’s guilty and I don’t see a way out.”“You want me to find out if she’s guilty quickly so you can pursue her or forget her.”Ed nodded.