Dealing in Murder: A Molly Doyle Mystery by Elaine Flinn

By Elaine Flinn

Elizabeth Porter was once a top-of-the-lineManhattan antiques broker until eventually her ex-husband and his lover's flagrantly felony rip-off left her recognition in tatters. Now, utilizing a brand new identify, Molly Doyle, she's beginning over a continent away in a rundown antiques store in comfortable Carmel, California. Molly is decided to make the easiest of it. however the early antiques chicken occasionally will get greater than the malicious program, and one recommended arrival areas her at a homicide web site with a corpse in her fingers. After she turns up at a moment possible unrelated dying, the abrasive new police leader considers Molly the top suspect. Now the single solution to transparent her identify is for Molly to discover her personal route to a killer, so one can go away her both exonerated ... or useless.

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He had a better read on Ms. Doyle now. No wonder she kept her cool with him. She knew the drill firsthand. Maybe Malatesta was right. Maybe she was simply in the Dealing in Murder 31 wrong place at the wrong time. On the other hand, maybe the Jacobs murder was connected to what she’d left behind. The victim owned a gift shop, and her husband had a combination frame shop and art gallery. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe they and Doyle had done business in the past, and she had come to Carmel to shut them up, or start in a new venue.

She would give the desk a once-over with sandpaper and call it a night. Rolling up the last of the watercolors, she couldn’t shake the landscape from her thoughts. She was convinced she’d seen it before. But where? The beach Thursday morning was a mistake. The wind was ferocious and colder than she’d expected. The chilling walk to Carmel’s famous white sand beach, at the end of Ocean Avenue, should have given her a clue. By the time she hit the roiling surf, the sky grew darker. Keeping a safe distance from the waters’ edge, she stared blankly at the disappearing horizon.

Porter’s Antiques had fraud charges pending. Elizabeth Porter, aka Molly Doyle, had been arrested and booked along with her husband, Derek Porter, and a Greta Winters. High-priced lawyers got them out on bail, and Porter and Winters left the country. Without them, the state had no case. They had to let the wife go. Malatesta was keeping tabs on Doyle in case her husband contacted her, and asked Randall to cooperate. It was probably a waste of time, he’d added. ” Randall asked. “Porter had other problems.

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