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By Livia J. Washburn

The 5th in a tasty sequence enthusiasts cannot wait to sink their enamel into. contains fifteen recipes!

Phyllis likes to spend caliber time together with her grandson. She'll be taking him to a pageant with hopes of successful the baking contest-now that her pleasant competitor, Carolyn, is judging and never competing. but if an ornamental scarecrow is absolutely a useless physique in cover, it really is Phyllis's sleuthing abilities which are wanted.

The useless physique is that of the festival's organizer- and his spouse, Carolyn's buddy, falls below suspicion. Carolyn turns to Phyllis for aid, simply because who is higher at dispensing a few justice than a baker extraordinaire who can deal with the heat...

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He bought his fingers round Dana, who became and buried her face opposed to his chest as she sobbed. Sam leaned opposed to the cabin wall as he held her and awkwardly patted one huge hand on her again. The cop who had known as for assistance on his walkie-talkie came to visit to Phyllis and requested, “Do you recognize who that guy is? ” He gestured on the corpse. “His identify is Logan Powell,” Phyllis instructed him. “He’s a member of the chamber of trade, and he used to be one of many organizers of this competition. ” “What the heck occurred to him? How’d he finish up dressed like a scarecrow? ” “I don't have any idea,” Phyllis stated in truth. “What’d he die of? ” “You’re asking the inaccurate person,” Phyllis mentioned. Now that she thought of it, although, she hadn’t spotted any blood at the garments that made up the scarecrow dress. She checked out it back, as top she may well with Logan mendacity there on his part, and nonetheless couldn’t see any bloodstains at the overalls and flannel blouse. There weren’t any at the burlap bag that were put over Logan’s head, both. It nonetheless lay there at the flooring close to the physique the place Carolyn had dropped it. strains of ache and pressure have been etched into Logan’s face, yet Phyllis didn’t see any real accidents on it. He didn’t seem to have been attacked. in reality, so far as she may possibly see, he gave the look of a guy who had died of common explanations. except the truth that he used to be dressed like a scarecrow, after all. That used to be approximately as unnatural as you'll get. She regarded over at Sam, who was once nonetheless keeping Dana Powell, and requested quietly, “Where’s Bobby? ” “Over yonder with Eve. ” He nodded, and Phyllis seemed within the path he indicated. She observed Eve and Bobby status within the crowd of curious festival-goers. Eve had a company grip on one in all Bobby’s fingers. Phyllis gave her a brief nod of thank you. no less than she didn’t need to fear approximately Bobby whereas all this commotion was once happening. no longer his actual overall healthiness, besides. He seemed a bit pressured and disillusioned, most likely simply because such a lot of of the adults round him felt a similar method. Carolyn got here up beside Phyllis and murmured, “This is lousy, simply lousy. bad Dana. ” “How do you think that Logan wound up in that gown? ” “I don't have any idea,” Carolyn stated, echoing what Phyllis had instructed the police officer a couple of minutes previous. “The very suggestion is simply . . . bizarre. ” That used to be a very good notice to explain it, o.k., Phyllis proposal. and he or she questioned, no longer for the 1st time, why those bizarre, lousy issues continually appeared to take place whereas she used to be round. the group parted, and several other extra uniformed cops got here throughout the hole, by way of a stocky guy in blue denims and a Weatherford Kangaroos sweatshirt. Phyllis famous him as Ralph Whitmire, the manager of police. From the appearance of the chief’s outfits, he have been attending the competition, no longer operating at it as a part of his tasks. That had definitely replaced now. He stopped brief and checked out Phyllis over Logan Powell’s physique. “Mrs. Newsom,” leader Whitmire stated. “Hello, leader. ” Whitmire frowned. “You discovered the physique? ” “Well, in fact, Mrs.

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