By Wendy Lyn Watson
Learn Wendy Lyn Watson's blogs and different content material at the Penguin neighborhood. A sleuth absolute to soften readers' hearts-from the writer of I Scream, You Scream in the course of the neighborhood college's annual Honor's Day festivities, a graduate scholar is killed. whilst the English professor suspected of his homicide additionally meets an premature finish, Tallulah Jones steps out from in the back of the counter of keep in mind the a-la-Mode to transparent the professor's name-before somebody else will get wear ice...
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I didn’t really relish the idea of taking on another commitment for the summer, but Deena had proven a good friend, and it was about time I paid her back for her support. “I think we can work something out,” I said. “Have Crystal give me a call, and she can tell me all about Jason. ” Deena and I were culinary kin. We both understood the deep emotional connection people have with food, how it can do more than satisfy our physical hunger. She nodded and gave me a discreet high five. At that moment, Alice approached us, an awkward young man in a rumpled navy suit trailing behind her.
Late-April weather in north Texas is unpredictable, but the local news promised sun and highs in the eighties for the day. With any luck, the A-la-mode would be jumping by lunch. “Listen,” I said. “Whether you like it or not, Alice is going to stand by her teacher. ” I let the laughter escape this time. ” Bree arched an eyebrow, and I knew she was itching to press me about Finn and Emily, but she showed uncharacteristic restraint. ” I suggested. “Tell Alice that she can meet with Dr. Clowper, but they have to meet here.
Alice glared at him. “TA. Teaching assistant. Grading and helping students who are struggling and stuff. Usually, that’s a job for graduate students and sometimes senior undergrads, but the department is a little shorthanded”—she glanced sheepishly at Emily—“and it’s short notice. I mean the class starts the week after next, right after spring finals. I’m local, and I aced the class last fall. ” Something about the way Alice said Reggie’s name, a smug note of satisfaction in her voice as she repeated his praise, made me wonder whether this Reggie person might be a little bit handsome.
Scoop to Kill: A Mystery a la Mode by Wendy Lyn Watson