An Uplifting Murder: Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper by Elaine Viets

By Elaine Viets

On Josie's newest task, her former teacher-now operating in a underwear shop-is short of a few severe help whilst a patron is located murdered. regrettably, the teacher's alibi is flimsier than the camisoles she sells, so Josie might want to bust out her sleuthing talents to reveal the genuine killer...

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Josie took the phone with shaking hands. She said, “We checked the other stall, and it was empty, operator. I left the handicapped stall door locked from the inside and didn’t touch the woman’s body. I don’t think she needs paramedics. She looked really dead. ” “Please, tell the woman still inside to leave the restroom immediately, ma’am,” said the 911 operator in a professionally calm voice. “She can stand in front of the door and wait for the police. ” “I’ll stand with her,” Josie said, and handed the phone back to Laura.

Good thing I’m honest. I could have shoplifted this bra. Your saleswoman Trish certainly didn’t stick around. Too eager to wait on a man, I see. ” “I’m sorry you’re not happy,” Laura said. Josie noticed she didn’t apologize for her saleswoman. “Trish is one of our finest sales associates. ” A white-faced Trish came around to the counter and began stacking lingerie hangers. Cody dropped the bag again. ” Frankie asked. Her tone sounded like trouble. Laura handed her a business card. “And where’s your bathroom?

Louis, friendship is important. Sue Schlueter has been my friend since high school. Thank you, Valerie Cannata, Anne Watts and supersalesperson Carole Wantz, who could sell bus tickets at a NAS-CAR race. Thanks to Jinny Gender for her soap opera expertise, and to Kay Gordy for her help with Alyce’s son, two-year-old Justin. Special thanks to Detective R. C. White, Fort Lauderdale Police Department (retired), and to the law enforcement men and women who answered my questions on police procedure.

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