CRIME IN THE
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146 pg (8.5 X 5.5)
"That odour again," Agnes Carroll muttered, septuagenarian
nostrils sniffing early autumn air as she shooed two aging cats out
for their morning inspection of the back yard. 'Whoever the new
neighbours are, can't they make toast without scorching it?' She
mentally accused them of not knowing how to boil water.
WHO FLUNG DUNG?
"What the devil is going on here!"
Agnes, startled by a booming voice, dropped a stack of plastic
pots she was toting to the garden shed.
'What's got into him this morning?' she wondered, bending over
to collect the scattered pots.
"Did you see anybody in my yard earlier?" he demanded through
"Horse manure, that's what," Charlie snapped. "And I want to
know who put it there. I repeat, did you see anybody in my back
She opened the front door to an ashen-faced young woman,
nervously picking at her fingernails. "Can you help us?" the new
neighbour asked in a squeaky voice. On the walk below the porch,
the young man held up a cell phone. "I need the number of the
police," he said. "May we borrow your phone book?"
". . . we found something awful in the basement," Danny
finished. "We should have inspected the house more thoroughly, but
the price was right, and we had just enough for the down payment.
We wanted to snap it up before somebody beat us to it."
THE UNKNOWN NEPHEW
"Can you come and stay with me?" A sobbing voice on the other
end of the line pleaded.
Agnes, startled by the unusual request, blurted out, "Who are
you, my dear? What is wrong?"
"It's Sherry, and I'm so afraid," a girl's voice quivered.
'Who is Sherry? Do I even know anyone by that name? A former
student, perhaps.' "Where are you, Sherry?"
"I'm at home, but Desmond's away."
'Who in the world is Desmond?' "Desmond?" she asked.
Nice to see that us old folks have a lot to do when having
nothing to do, and boy, life is exciting.
Keep going Agnes, though the body moves a bit slow, the mind is
always on the go and able to out wit the criminals and the law.