By Charlaine Harris
Former manhattan urban version Nickie Callahan is asking ahead to the straightforward existence while she strikes to the sleepy university city of Knolls, Tennessee. however the ladies of Knolls will not be secure. And as Nickie will get swept up in a string of brutally violent crimes, she needs to take concerns of justice into her personal palms.
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My own goal. I had to stop thinking about Barbara Tucker. ” MIMI, BLESS HER HEART, WAS READY WITH Aglass of wine when I got home. I’d been studying in the library until five-thirty, when hunger rousted me out. Mimi’s big push had been in the previous weeks, when she’d been assembling committees, organizing the year, and smoothing ruffled faculty and staff who ran atilt during the anxious preopening month. She would have a brief lull now, she had explained. ” she asked sympathetically. “Oh boy, oh boy.
Stan and Barbara said a slightly tipsy goodbye, and it seemed that Theo and Sarah Chase Cochran had already left. I’d never gotten over to her corner to meet Theo’s wife, and I chided myself. As I was totting up the remaining guests, I saw Elaine neatly detach herself from the young coach and collect Don. My facial muscles were aching from my hostess smile. I rubbed my cheeks as I surreptitiously began to check nooks and crannies, tracking down the glasses that people leave in such odd places. I took a few back to the kitchen as unobtrusively as possible, and there was trapped by a professor who wanted to talk about the Romantic poets, apparently with a view to getting my mind on the general subject.
Elaine’s husband Don was close on her heels, as always. I hugged Mr. Houghton with far more enthusiasm. I’d always been very fond of him, a fondness compounded both of pity and of gratitude for his kindness. I believed it was not easy to be married to Elaine, and I sometimes thought it couldn’t be too easy to be Cully’s and Mimi’s father. In social situations Don was always overshadowed by his family. But he did have his own flair; Don could make money, and he was shyly proud of that, I’d discovered years ago.