By Carolyn Hart
Someone is enjoying a slightly nasty April Fool's prank on secret book place proprietor Annie Darling. A felonious forger at the idyllic -- if not often tranquil -- South Carolina island of Broward's Rock has made it appear like Annie is accusing a few of her associates of homicide. within the wink of a bloodshot eye, the Darling identify is dust . . . after which the Broward's Rock physique count number starts off mysteriously expanding. And now it's as much as Annie to keep on with the well-hidden path of the vicious trickster -- or a mystery slayer's subsequent deadly "joke" could possibly be on her!
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She growled as he pulled her alongside him, her jacket cutting into her neck. Her stumbling steps could barely keep pace with his long strides, and only his brutal grip on her jacket kept her from falling. He shifted his hold to her arm, ignoring her yelp as he trundled her up the steps. She grabbed the corner as he towed her past, and almost got her fingers ripped off for her pains. " she shouted. " A group of Torrian’s men appeared on the stairs above them, swords drawn. " Tassin gasped as, with a yank that almost dislocated her arm, Sabre thrust her behind him.
Tassin urged him on as her knights reached her, engaging Torrian's soldiers in a clash of steel. She thundered over the drawbridge, glancing back at her enemies, who fled from her knights, their prey out of reach. Falcon's hooves skidded on the courtyard's stones as he propped to a standstill, steam rolling up his heaving flanks. Tassin slid off, her legs trembling with shock as she clung to his sweaty, blood-streaked neck. She leant against him, patted him and murmured soft words of gratitude into his twitching ears.
Do you truly trust this man, Sire? " Litham sighed. "What choice do I have? The gods have decided to take me from this mortal plane, and none can gainsay them. Certainly not that brood of incompetents that lurk in the shadows. I only wish I could stay to see it through. " Anger brought blood to stain the old King's cheeks for a moment before it drained away again. His wheezing broke the hush. "Tassin is strong," Pervor said. "She comes from a long line of warrior kings and queens. " Litham shook his head and closed his eyes.
April Fool Dead (Death on Demand Mysteries, Book 13) by Carolyn Hart