The Devil's Interval (A Maggie Fiori Mystery)

By Linda Lee Peterson

“Impossible to place down. gleaming conversation, references either musical and literary, and an offbeat solid of plausible characters make the pages fly by.”
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Maggie Fiori makes use of her powers as a journalist to dig into the realm of San Francisco's elite after a limo driving force is convicted of murdering a socialite. among handling her sons' football practices, saving her broken marriage, and dealing with her maddening employees, Maggie fights to turn out that the "Limousine Lothario" used to be responsible of not more than loving his mother.

Linda Lee Peterson is the writer of Edited to Death, which brought readers to San Francisco sleuth and journal editor Maggie Fiori. a well known advertising and marketing specialist, Peterson has additionally written numerous nonfiction books and contributed to such courses because the Chicago Tribune.

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That’s our motor vehicle to getting issues reopened. ” We had reached Gertie’s workplace, and he or she stood to greet us. “Oh, good,” she stated with an blameless smile, “I see you came across your viewers. ” “Uh-huh,” I stated. “Anything i have to care for instantly on my day task? ” Gertie shook her head. “Heavens no, not anything that can’t wait. This turns out incredibly vital. ” “Thanks,” I acknowledged, “I’m convinced we won’t be lengthy. ” “Oh, only one thing,” referred to as Gertie. I grew to become. She waved a bit red message slip at me, “An outdated buddy known as this morning. John Moon. Lt. John Moon. From murder. ” I winced, “Any message? ” “I’ll learn it to you,” stated Gertie. “Ask Mrs. Fiori what within the hell is occurring over there? ” I walked again to Gertie, snatched the crimson message slip from her hands, and led Isabella again to the place of work. “John Moon? ” she requested. “I didn’t comprehend you knew one another. ” “Oh, we all know every one other,” I acknowledged tartly. “He and Michael play ice hockey at the comparable group. ” “Isn’t that convenient? ” acknowledged Isabella. “One of his men investigated this situation. ” again in my place of work, silence fell as I complied with Isabella’s request to recount the dialog with Carol Ann, as thoroughly as i'll. “Syllable by way of syllable,” she stated. “Don’t depart whatever out. ” “That’s it? ” demanded Kotter, while i used to be complete. “That’s it,” I stated. “And she was once beautiful yes it was once 10 o’clock or so? ” requested Kotter “Pretty sure,” I stated. Which confirms Mrs. Lomax’s tale approximately seeing vehicles. ” “And provides lots of time for whoever the secret humans have been to take Grace someplace, homicide her, after which stash her physique in Travis’s limo,” stated Kotter. “But we nonetheless don’t understand whatever approximately who or why though,” I mentioned. “Not as severe correct now,” stated Isabella. “This demonstrates that somebody else used to be with Grace earlier than she used to be murdered. Maggie, you haven’t had any longer conversations with Carol Ann? ” I shook my head. “Nothing. even if, I’m nervous approximately her. i believe she simply didn’t discover that her details was once vital, and then…” “Her husband discouraged her,” Kotter accomplished my sentence. “So, what occurs now? ” I requested. “This is well extra-transcript information,” stated Kotter. “But until eventually we study extra, we don’t know the way vital it really is. even if, the truth that there could have been another individual concerned, the secret man or extensive within the backseat, opens up nonetheless extra attention-grabbing percentages. ” “And why’s Lt. John Moon, SFPD, murder calling? ” I requested. “I installed a choice to the DA and the police final night,” stated Isabella. “That’s our legal responsibility. ” “And now,” stated Kotter, “let the video games commence. ” Kotter and Isabella spent a number of extra mins conversing approximately subsequent steps, submitting files to get the case reopened instantly, dashing up the habeas allure approach, ordering me to not consult Carol Ann back, and doubled-timed it out the door. Gertie used to be soaring within the hallway, clutching one other batch of purple message slips. “Well, Ollie, it’s a great mess you’ve gotten us into, isn’t it? ” she acknowledged. I sighed. “I wish now not. i am hoping there’s whatever right here that’s a fashion out of this superb mess.

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