Cat Killed A Rat (Ponderosa Pines Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

By ReGina Welling, Erin Lynn

FIRST IN a brand new SERIES!

Nothing undesirable ever occurs in Ponderosa Pines

...until anyone turns up useless. while meddling brothers attempt to strip the hippie commune-turned deliberate group of its eclectic allure, city matriarch EV Torrence vows to place a cease to their underhanded plot. After one brother is murdered, EV turns into the leading suspect, and needs to pair up together with her ally, nameless city gossip columnist Chloe LaRue, to discover the genuine killer.

Clean learn: no image violence or sex.

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A few carped in regards to the warmth whereas others forged aggravated glances towards the window, the place the company finish of an air conditioner dripped and hummed loudly. It wasn’t a lot cooler inside of, yet she imagined the wait employees preferred the mild reprieve. “Three huge iced coffees with cream please. and a few sugar at the aspect. ” Chloe replied the damp-looking barista while she barked out a cranky “What’ll or not it's? ” She took no offense, chalking up the angle as heat-related. “Oh, and a dozen glazed donuts. ” ok, the attention roll wasn’t priceless, yet Chloe brushed it off, and congratulated herself on remembering that Nate couldn’t face up to the wet, yeasty dough bombs. while Dalton bought the store, he incorporated his well-known recipe—a gesture a lot preferred by way of the full city. every little thing tasted pretty well an identical around the board, however the Ericksons had extra their very own particular aptitude to the menu. numerous types of smoothies, a number of selfmade soups, and veggie wraps to die for had grew to become the Mudbucket from an easy espresso store right into a well known lunch spot. The aforementioned patio was once a great spot for individuals observing, and because all people on the town was once a busybody in a single means or one other, the outdoors sector was once often thought of the simplest seat in the home. Chloe knew EV most popular her perch through the kitchen door, however the buyers sitting outdoors have been quite loose-lipped. at the present time, even though, the total city was once basically speaking approximately one topic, and Chloe didn’t listen whatever she hadn’t heard already. a quick stroll alongside a well-beaten direction via a patch of apple timber led Chloe to the Pines’ small municipal construction. situated kitty-corner from the Grange corridor, the octagon-shaped constitution held a number of small places of work used by the present pick out women and men, and a component time clerk who dealt with fishing and searching licenses and picked up excise tax for motor vehicle registrations. even though no longer fullyyt useful, town supplied their resident Deputy with an workplace positioned at the back of the construction. Chloe wandered round to take advantage of the devoted front. Resistance met her tentative push at the place of work door. Peering round the field of donuts she balanced precariously on best of the tray of iced coffees, Chloe driven more durable and approximately fell in a heap onto a pile of dossier containers. A frazzled having a look Dalton took the field of donuts from her so by surprise that the absence of weight threw her into one other close to spill. She glared at Nate, who’s mouth was once screwed up right into a mischievous smile he was once evidently attempting to conceal as problem. “Why don’t you are taking your espresso and donut outdoor, and discover a shady position to devour, Dalton? It’s time for a holiday, and it’s most likely no warmer in the market than it really is in the following. ” Nate steered. “OK, boss. great to work out you, Chloe. ” Dalton nodded to her, having a look a little bit disillusioned at no longer being allowed to snoop on Chloe and Nate’s imminent dialog. “How’s EV doing? ” he extra with a hopeful glance. “She will be larger, Dalton. each person on the town thinks she’s devil on a stick. ” Chloe spoke back with a sarcastic roll of her eyes.

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