By Livia J. Washburn
All yr around, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as candy as peach pie-except in the course of the Peach competition, whose blue ribbon has slipped via Phyllis's palms greater than once...
Everyone's a bit shook up while the corpse of a no-good neighborhood turns up beneath a automobile in a neighborhood storage. yet while Phyllis engages in a few novice sleuthing, she will not allow it distract her from out-baking her opponents and successful the approaching Peach pageant contest.
She and all of the different contestants protect their mystery, unique recipes with their lives-and speak lots of trash. along with her strange highly spiced Peach Cobbler, Phyllis hopes to knock 'em lifeless. yet that is simply an expression-never in her wildest desires did she imagine her cobbler would really kill a pass judgement on. Now, she's suspected of murder-and she's received to bake this example extensive open.
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That was one reason Dolly was so insistent that I at least consider letting him board here," Phyllis went on. " Eve asked. Phyllis nodded. "That's what I understand. " "He's still a man," Carolyn said. "I don't like the idea of having a man in the house all the time. " "I gave him my word;' Phyllis said firmly. When you got right down to it, that was all that counted, she thought. She didn't want her friends to get upset and move out, but she couldn't go back on a promise, either. She would just have to hope for the best.
Phyllis knew it was rude, but she tuned out Mattie's reminiscences and searched the tree for the next peach she wanted to pick. Mattie remembered all about the Depression and World War II and working at the bomber plant over at Fort Worth. She had an endless supply of stories about those days. Phyllis had been born just before the war started, but she, i 't remember it, of course. She had been too young. As a teacher ... a retired history ... interest-in the past, and most of the time she realty enjoyed listening to- Mattie's stories.
Phyllis frowned. "I didn't say anything about that? Later, after Newt had gone into the barn, several cars came and went. People were buying peaches from him, I'm sure. But I , noticed that the last one left in a big hurry. That's the one I was talking about. " "I didn't see the license numbers. " "Yeah, that's right. " Mike looked at Mattie, Carolyn, and Eve. "Did any of you other ladies see anything . " "Not me," Mattie said. " "But you went up to the house, Mattie," Phyllis recalled. " "Oh," Mike said quickly, blushing.