By Edie Claire
Leigh and Aunt Bess suspect the Reverend Humphrey is a con-artist. yet you cannot examine a suspect you cannot find-and in all places Leigh appears she turns up extra proof that the lacking parson fell sufferer to foul play...."Edie Claire writes with a method and sprint, growing characters with actual pains, aches, fears, and foibles...sheer delight."-Carolyn Hart"Leigh Koslow makes for an enticing heroine."-Jessica Speart"Bright, breezy, and witty."-Tamar Myers• third within the acclaimed Leigh Koslow secret sequence
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Extra resources for Never Preach Past Noon (Leigh Koslow Mysteries)
The twelve-hour workdays that came with it had been wearing on them all, but this Friday there was a spring in her step, because after they had finished a particularly huge project on Wednesday, she'd made the decision to take her week's vacation ASAP. She had wanted to wait until spring, when she theoretically might have enough money to go somewhere, but as the weeks wore on that fantasy seemed less and less likely, while the idea of vegetating for a week now seemed more and more appealing. At least it was cheaper.
The small lobby was separated from the patient area by thick glass windows, through which she could see the woman she sought in a bed by the far wall. Bess Cogley, Leigh's mother's older sister and the self-proclaimed black sheep of the Morton clan, sat propped up on a series of pillows, her body consuming a large majority of the slim hospital bed. Despite the oxygen cannula in her nose and the various wires trailing out from under her hospital gown, Bess looked much like her usual flamboyant self, and Leigh breathed a deep sigh of relief.
Wish I could join you. Unfortunately, I'm buried at the moment with groundwork for my County Council campaign. " The sigh accompanying his last statement was slight, but Leigh caught it. "Say no more," she said sympathetically. She knew how good weddings were at bringing out a family's dark side. Her cousin Cara's had nearly killed them all. " "Joy," he answered, his voice turning affectionate. Leigh smiled. She'd never met Joy, but she knew that Warren thought of her as more of a little sister than a cousin.