By Casey Daniels
What occurred to named Lucy one evening in 1966 after a Beatles live performance? She rushed the level, kissed Paul, began domestic together with her acquaintances, and used to be by no means noticeable again-until cemetery advisor and accidental PI to the lifeless Pepper Martin sees her as a ghost. Lucy's spirit cannot leisure in peace until eventually her physique is located and buried. yet how will Pepper tune down a lacking corpse after forty-five years?
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Extra info for A Hard Day's Fright (A Pepper Martin Mystery)
The girl dissolved into a fit of giggles. 舠I舗ve been practicing that one for forty-five years,舡 she said. 舡 I think she would have elbowed me in the ribs, except she knew about the chill factor and stopped herself just in time. She wiggled in her seat. 舡 she asked, and before I could tell her I really would rather not, she launched right in. 舡 She leaned closer, her voice lowered in a way that was supposed to be spooky, even though this particular ghost was anything but. 舡 I figured I舗d better set her straight before she thought that in the great scheme of my spectral visitors, she was somehow different or special.
We were nearing the stop closest to Ella舗s house, and I motioned Lucy to move so that I could step into the aisle. I held on to the metal bar on the back of the seat. 舡 I asked her. 舡 Like it was a stupid question, Lucy sloughed it off. 舠I had friends. Lots of them. I went to the concert with them that night, only they got off the rapid first, and they wanted me to go with them, and I didn舗t. I was just a kid. 舡 As much as I didn舗t like it, I am often the one who has to point out the obvious. 舠Somebody did.
Janice Sherwin, she wanted to be president of the junior class in the worst way, only the school wouldn舗t let her. 舡 We finished the sentence in unison, and I breathed a prayer of thanksgiving that, unlike Lucy, I hadn舗t grown up in the Stone Ages. We were nearing the stop closest to Ella舗s house, and I motioned Lucy to move so that I could step into the aisle. I held on to the metal bar on the back of the seat. 舡 I asked her. 舡 Like it was a stupid question, Lucy sloughed it off. 舠I had friends.
A Hard Day's Fright (A Pepper Martin Mystery) by Casey Daniels