By Rita Lakin
Gladdy Gold had reached a golden second. There she used to be, soaking in a sizzling bathtub with a guy she loved, faraway from fortress Lauderdale and her nosy neighbors…until an pressing message despatched her working domestic. Now her unique holiday is a reminiscence, Gladdy’s would-be beau, Jack, is livid, and never basically are the ladies of the Gladdy Gold Detective organization all alive and well—they’re onto a scorching new homicide case.
Is a retirement-home Romeo responsible for the mysterious deaths in Florida’s most magnificent groups? Gladdy and her curious kibitzers must move undercover to discover out—covering themselves with as many fancy-schmancy airs as attainable. yet with Gladdy’s drama queen sister Evvie enjoying the position of a Palm seashore flirt, their enjoyable and video games flip lethal. For by the point the women identification their perp, Evvie is within the palms of a killer—and loving it.…
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Sol Spankowitz bears down on us, full set of false teeth gleaming. He carries the inevitable racing form, so he must be on his way to meet his racetrack buddy, Irving. "Welcome home. " All of this is directed at Evvie, who makes a face showing her displeasure. "You look so tanned and healthy," he says, looking down at her chest as usual. She pulls up her halter top to hide any cleavage showing, then reaches over and pushes Sol's chin up, so he's forced to look at her face. The lack of any positive response doesn't stop him.
Through the screen I see Evvie in a bathing suit, one of her collection of wild Hawaiian designs. Her red hair, now sprinkled with gray, is curly as always from the humidity. She looks so much like our mother with her softer, round body. Unlike tall, angular me, who resembles our father. She carries a matching towel on her arm. "Good morning, sleepyhead," she says cheerfully. I force my bleary eyes to focus. " "Time to get moving. You missed morning exer cises. I figured jet lag, so we let you sleep.
I'll check it out with him," I say stiffly. By now Tessie is grubbing around in the wicker basket that Sol abandoned when he fled. " "Be my guest," Evvie says, head high, walking off like a queen departing her loyal subjects. I follow her. All I can think of is that now I have a real excuse to call Jack. On business. EIGHT THE FERGUSONS INVESTIGATE US Alvin Ferguson stares probingly at my girls. They stare back with varied expressions. Apparently, when he thought about the fact that Evvie and I had associates, Mr.