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By Mary Daheim

THE REAPER'S AT CREEPERS

The low season blahs, a pyromaniacal mother, and a lately retired husband who's continuously underfoot have bad Judith McMonigle Flynn going stir loopy at Hillside Manor. So the harried R&B hostess leaps at cousin Renie's recommendation that Judith accompany her to Creepers--the stately property of kindly previous Leota Burgess. the rich senior is sure that somebody is decided to do her in for money--most most probably considered one of her disreputable relatives--and Judith and Renie have agreed to seem into her allegations. And once they bump into Leota's bruised yet nonetheless respiring physique on the foot of the grand staircase, they become aware of the previous lady's fears will be well-founded. however the decidedly useless corpse mendacity on best of Leota--his head bashed flatter than the proverbial French pancake--suggests that there is extra to those homicidal doings than meets the attention. And now it is as much as the cousins to keep on with the clues to the creep who is creeping round Creepers with homicide at the mind.

 

THE REAPER'S AT CREEPERS

The low season blahs, a pyromaniacal mother, and a lately retired husband who's regularly underfoot have negative Judith McMonigle Flynn going stir loopy at Hillside Manor. So the harried R&B hostess leaps at cousin Renie's recommendation that Judith accompany her to Creepers--the stately property of kindly outdated Leota Burgess. the rich senior is sure that somebody is decided to do her in for money--most most probably certainly one of her disreputable relatives--and Judith and Renie have agreed to seem into her allegations. And after they bump into Leota's bruised yet nonetheless respiring physique on the foot of the grand staircase, they discover the outdated lady's fears could be well-founded. however the decidedly lifeless corpse mendacity on most sensible of Leota--his head bashed flatter than the proverbial French pancake--suggests that there is extra to those homicidal doings than meets the attention. And now it truly is as much as the cousins to stick with the clues to the creep who is creeping round Creepers with homicide at the brain.

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The wind blows very hard around here because we’re so close to the sound. ” Judith recalled the storm. It had blown down two Japanese maples in the Dooleys’ yard and sent Sweetums flee- CREEPS SUZETTE / 45 ing for safety in the downstairs bathroom where he’d scared the wits out of a maid of honor at a wedding reception Judith was hosting for a friend of Mike and Kristin’s. In her panic to get out of the bathroom, the poor girl had accidentally dropped the bridal bouquet in the toilet. “Then,” Mrs.

Shh,” Judith urged. ” But Kenyon was either too deaf or too polite to react. He offered to take the luggage to the visitors’ quarters as soon as he led the way into the library. Judith was still goggling at the huge entry hall, complete with fireplace. The hearth was flanked by what looked like choir stalls, and a refectory table was cluttered with knickknacks, empty vases, and what appeared to be antique music boxes. The library was down a side hall and off to the left, behind another room where the double doors were tightly closed.

In the entry hall, the cousins saw the maid who had brought their tea into the library. She was now rolling the trolley back toward what Judith assumed was the kitchen. ” Judith called in a warm voice. The little gray-haired maid gave a start, then turned around. “Yes? ” Judith and Renie approached the servant. “I’m Mrs. Flynn,” Judith said, introducing herself, “and this is Mrs. Jones. ” Edna’s cheeks grew pink. She was at least seventy, and the black uniform and white apron hung on her as if she had lost weight or it had been handed down by a larger woman.

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