By Kate Collins
In New Chapel, Indiana, flower store proprietor Abby Knight concerns approximately her company failing. She wishes new buyers and understands that plants and funerals move jointly like bacon and eggs. hence she makes a decision to open up a "tasteful" floral sales space on the Funeral Director Society's annual convention.On the down part, Abby will care for a few creepy souls who savor the DEARLY DEPOTTED as nobody else can dig them. for example, the Colonel who's president of the FDS is the self-anointed grasp Mortician who insists he is aware every little thing there's in changing a corpse right into a residing tribute and is keen to inform someone who's no longer afraid to invite him for a session. Then there's the environmental ground-hugger Eli "Green Guy" Cotton who believes Kermit is correct that grieving kin may still ship their household off in green.The full of life gala turns morbid while cosmetician to the lifeless Sybil "the Diva of loss of life Masks" Blount is killed. not able to withstand, Abby investigates who used to be drumming up enterprise.
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Satin wasn't in sight. I went through the curtained archway and down a narrow passageway to a hall lined with closed doors. I saw one door with a silver star on it and knocked. " "Shell Scott. " Satin opened the door. She held a cloth in her hand and was removing the make-up from her face; but she hadn't changed the outfit she wore in her act. It took a few seconds for me to explain who I was and what I was doing here, but then she invited me inside her dressing room, shut the Page 41 Wailing Frail, A Shell Scott Detective Mystery door, and walked over to lean back against the dressing table.
After a little more conversation I was ready to leave. Paula stopped by me a moment at the door. " I told her I'd be back in no time, and she gave me a smile that would last me at least an hour. Then I left. The Melody Club was out on Olympic, a small spot with low-key lighting and high prices. I turned my Cadillac over to the parking attendant and went in. Just inside the door was a big poster which declared that Paul Dutton's band was being held over for another month, and that the highlight of the three floor shows was something called Satan and Satin.
Yeah," he said. "Yeah. I'm wound up a little. Big deal, this thing. " "The way you talked on the phone, you had some high-powered stuff to spill. " "It's safe," he said. "Nobody can get to me here. " He paused. "Besides, I didn't decide to call you till after I come here. Just tonight. There's -- trouble buildin' up. I can smell it. " Page 25 Wailing Frail, A Shell Scott Detective Mystery He took a cigarette from a pack before him, picked up his lighter from the table and lit the cigarette. Then he stared at the lighter flame for a couple of seconds before snapping the cap down and snuffing out the flame.