Devil in Dress Blues by Karen Foley

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She chose an outdoor table where she had a clear view of the walking paths that meandered through the gardens and an easy escape route over the decorative chain that separated the tables from the passersby, if required. She told herself that she was being overly imaginative, but if Juliet really was involved in something illegal, there was no telling what she might be capable of, especially if she considered Sara to be a threat. The afternoon was clear and cool, scented with the fragrant aroma of freshly brewed coffee from the café.

No, no. ” She indicated the chair that Juliet had recently vacated. ” He did, indicating her empty mug, and the half-empty coffee cup in front of him. ” Sara sat down and signaled to the waitstaff. “I met up with a…friend, but she had to catch a plane. ” She smiled brightly at him. “What would you like? Coffee? ” “Coffee would be great,” he said to the waiter. “Black. ” His eyes fastened on her mouth and he lifted a finger to his lips. ” Mortified, Sara ran her tongue over her lips, and then used her napkin to get rid of the evidence.

While she’d been looking forward to a relaxing Sunday of doing nothing, she realized she could use the excuse of returning the book as a perfect way to obtain more information about Colette’s involvement with Edwin Zachary. No matter what Lauren said, Sara was certain there was a story there. SARA STOOD ON THE STEPS of the building where she had dropped Colette off the night before and quickly scanned the list of residents posted near the entry, but didn’t see the name Colette or even any beginning with the letter C.

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