By Brenda Joyce
I didn't kill an individual, Francesca. And the truth that you must ruin facts indicates you're thinking that me able to homicide. manhattan, 1902 referred to as to the house of her fianc? Calder Hart's former mistress overdue one evening, beginner sleuth Francesca Cahill's interest is piqued. yet upon arrival, she is stunned to discover Daisy Jones's bloodied physique -- or even extra devastated while the proof issues to 1 suspect: Calder. Francesca can't -- won't -- think that Calder is in a position to such an act. nonetheless, she is not able to shake her instinctive experience that Calder is mendacity approximately anything. The police are a ways much less vulnerable to think his innocence, and Calder is arrested for Daisy's homicide. yet Francesca's middle isn't simply swayed . . . till a life-altering key is uncovered which could damage their destiny jointly.
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Francesca stood. ” “The butler sleeps in his room behind the kitchens, as does the maid. ” Rose was ashen and wide-eyed now. ” Rose shook her head. “No. ” Her mouth trembled and she glanced at Daisy’s covered body. She inhaled, clearly fighting more tears. “Wait here,” Francesca said. She glanced at the desk, saw a letter opener and took it. Then she changed her mind, putting it back and taking a crystal paperweight instead. After what had been done to Daisy, she did not think she could stab anyone.
She knew she could not prevent this private discussion. She sighed and faced Rick. “Of course I’ll come in tomorrow morning. ” “I’m going to interview her in a moment, if she is up to the task. ” Francesca would be shocked if Rose were ever proven to be the killer. She felt very sorry for the woman. ” He laid his hand on her back and guided her across the room to the door. “Newman? ” “Aye, sir,” Newman said. Hart watched Francesca leave. He was very determined, but a part of him almost called her back.
Before midnight,” she lied. ” She could barely believe that she was lying to a man she had once loved and still cared so deeply for. Bragg rubbed his jaw. ” “I found Daisy shortly after I first walked in,” he said, not looking at Francesca now. “It appeared as if she had been stabbed in the chest, many times. ” He spoke very calmly, as if they were discussing the next day’s weather, but he was gripping the back of the chair he had been sitting in and his knuckles were white. Francesca could not see his expression, because he had looked down, but she gave up all pretense now.
Deadly Kisses by Brenda Joyce