By Livia J. Washburn
All 12 months around, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as candy as peach pie-except through the Peach competition, whose blue ribbon has slipped via Phyllis's hands greater than once...
Everyone's a bit shook up whilst the corpse of a no-good neighborhood turns up beneath a vehicle in an area storage. yet while Phyllis engages in a few novice sleuthing, she will not enable it distract her from out-baking her competitors and profitable the approaching Peach pageant contest.
She and all of the different contestants shield their mystery, unique recipes with their lives-and speak numerous trash. along with her strange highly spiced Peach Cobbler, Phyllis hopes to knock 'em lifeless. yet that is simply an expression-never in her wildest desires did she imagine her cobbler would truly kill a pass judgement on. Now, she's suspected of murder-and she's bought to bake this example huge open.
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I never saw Newt at school, though, except at Open House. " "Yes, I know. I haven't been retired all that long:' "But you taught junior high," Mattie pointed out. "When I substitute in the elementary schools these days, there are sheets stuck up all over the classroom for the parents to sign up for this and sign up for that, to go on this field trip and provide refreshments for that class party, to volunteer for this and that. In my day, that classroom was my domain, you could say, and I'd just as soon the parents kept their noses out and let me get on about my job.
That was true, Phyllis thought, although she might have phrased it a bit more delicately. Or not said it at all. Eve arched her eyebrows. "Well! " "I doubt that," Carolyn said. Phyllis managed to laugh as she wished the tension in the air would go away. " The tour didn't take long. As it was going on, Phyllis explained that there was one other boarder in the house who wasn't there at the moment. Sam didn't press her for the details, and she didn't supply them. If he moved in here, he would meet Mattie soon enough.
They'd all gone off to fight. So if there was an eligible man who was the least bit respectable, why, I'll swan, he just about had the pick of any girl he wanted. I remember when I went to work out at the plant. " Phyllis wondered what else she could use to provide the _spice in her spicy peach cobbler recipe. She still liked the idea and thought it had promise, but jalapefio was out. ". . Donnie Boatwright:' Mattie was saying. " Eve asked. "No, Donnie was 4-F. Had a bad knee. Didn't stop him from dancing, though.