By Peg Marberg
Moment within the inside layout secret series-includes adorning advice. styles of a dangerous type emerge whilst the rich new shopper of decorator Jean Hastings is murdered.
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Crows are like basketball hoops—they’re everywhere. Leave the pondering and foreboding to Poe. You’re an interior designer, not a master of mystery. ” Maybe the dog didn’t appreciate my little lecture, but it did me a lot of good. Mentally, I’d crossed over to the sunny side of the street, and I was determined to stay there, even if it killed me. A huffing Pesty followed me up the oak staircase and into the master bedroom. Making herself comfortable in the middle of the crazy-quilt-covered four-poster bed, the sleepy Kees watched with drooping eyelids as I began searching the bedroom closet for a change of clothes.
In the backyard of my Seville, Indiana, home (located in the central part of the Hoosier state), I was enjoying a second cup of morning coffee. The house, an English-style cottage, was built in the late 1940s by Archibald Kettle, a dedicated Anglophile, who dubbed his creation Kettle Cottage, a name that stuck. Some thirty-plus years ago, my husband, Charles William Hastings, presented me with the keys to the place. I, in turn, presented Charlie with Jean Junior (aka JR), our first and only child.
Murrow News reporter Horatio Bordeaux Entrepreneur and Jean’s friend Dr. Sue Lin Loo Medical examiner VISITORS TO SEVILLE, INDIANA Dr. Peter Parker Physician, surgeon, and nephew of vacationing Doc Parker Dona Deville Diet diva Rufus (Ruffy) Halsted Real estate tycoon wannabe and Dona’s ex Ellie Halsted Dona and Ruffy’s daughter Vincent Salerno Ellie’s bodyguard Todd Masters Employee of Dona Deville Marsha (Goody) Gooding Dona’s personal assistant Maxine Roberts Dona’s public relations person Chapter one It was a perfect midsummer day in America’s heartland.