By D. B. Gilles

Grave robbers trying to find jewels whereas breaking into mausoleums in a 200-year-old cemetery stumble onto the is still of a physique that shouldn’t be there: a teenaged woman. They take off, leaving the door to the mausoleum open. The cemetery evening watchman unearths the physique and calls the police who in flip name Del Coltrane, the 33-year-old funeral director of Henderson’s Funeral Home.

Although Del isn’t used to homicide, he’s used to demise, so at the beginning this is often simply one other corpse. yet after the sufferer is pointed out as a neighborhood teenager lengthy regarded as a runaway, Del is pulled into the case as a opt to the tough-as-nails 15-year-old niece of the lifeless lady. progressively he realizes a serial killer has been preying at the ladies in his city for 20 years.

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Nothing,” she replied with an innocent face. “Just surprised your parents aren’t paying for your studies. ” My eyes slid downward to the bills again, but my defensive tone of voice never wavered. ” Jordin put it together. “You insisted on doing it yourself. ” I asked, wanting to be elsewhere. Any elsewhere. “I could hire you, you know,” Jordin said. “You need money. I need your expertise. I’m offering you a job that no one else is more qualified to perform. You pick the destinations, based on your knowledge of the field.

They’re just making their presence known. ” “They have it,” she rasped, swallowing hard. Okay, she’s spooked. Back to business. ” I asked. Jordin’s jittery eyes were following her own flashlight’s beam into empty rooms on either side of us, up on the ceiling above and down the hallway ahead. Every now and then she turned quickly to glance behind. ” Jordin stopped walking. indd 61 4/28/10 1:38:59 PM ROBIN PARRISH her face were gone, replaced by indignation. “You didn’t say anything about needing to bring recording equipment.

The nightmare is coming. The nightmare is coming. What did it mean? And what was going on with Jordin? Was that really her I saw Saturday night? I looked around my solitary dorm room, thankful that Jill wasn’t there to talk my ears off. This year I’d splurged and reserved a room at the highly sought after Hogan residence hall, where only seniors were allowed. indd 41 4/28/10 1:38:54 PM ROBIN PARRISH girls. I even had my own private bathroom, so there was rarely a time when I ventured outside of my glorious privacy.

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