Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MURDER IN THE MOUNTAINS

By Kelly Flynn
from Maggie Sefton's SKEIN OF THE CRIME

Oh, good. I need a break. The numbers on those spreadsheets are starting to swim in front of my eyes. Not good if you’re a CPA. Let me get a quick fill-up of coffee, then I can kick back and check out this Killer Characters Blog. I found a cryptic note on my daytimer for today: “Check out Killer Characters.” First, the coffee. Ahhhhhhhh, Black Gold. Brain cells coming back online. Okay, let’s see what these other characters are up to.

Ghosts, plumbers, ooooo---ice cream! Now, you’re talking. I could use a sugar hit about now. Wow. . .what’s up with all the cooking? Most of these guys cook all sorts of stuff. Not me. If I can’t nuke it, it’s not happening. That’s why I have a freezer full of pizzas.

Wait a minute. . .make that used to have a freezer full of pizzas. That was when my boyfriend Steve used to live with me. Make that EX-boyfriend Steve. He can keep his pizzas. Now, the fridge is filled with salad and nuts and other good-for-you stuff. Anyway, I’m usually out with my friends at night or playing softball or tennis or volleyball. Since I live in Colorado with sunny, sunny days and drop-dead gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains, I don’t lack for fun things to do. Even if Steve isn’t here anymore. He’s in Denver. Working. My friends insist on updating me on how he’s doing. Like I care. Which I don’t. Only my dog Carl misses him. Me? Not at all. I am way too busy to miss Mr. Snarky. Not talking about him.

What was I talking about? Need coffee. Slurp. Oh, yeah. Food. Okay----my friends and I are either out at cafes or ordering in and watching movies. Megan, is the best cook of the gang, and we all fight for her blueberry pie. If I want a homemade meal, I’ll drop in at Mimi’s and Burt’s house. Mimi owns the fantastic yarn shop right across from me where we all gather to catch up and indulge “fiber fever.” Burt is her husband and a retired police detective here in Fort Connor, Colorado. Burt’s always there for advice when I’m investigating a murder.

Oh, did I mention the dead bodies? They keep showing up. And I have to find out what happened. I can’t help it. It’s a puzzle, and I can’t resist a puzzle. . .or a challenge. You should drop by Mimi’s shop Lambspun and visit us. Grab some coffee from Pete’s CafĂ© in the back of the shop and come join us around the table. We’re always up to something.

24 comments:

  1. Hi Kelly,

    since you're a CPA, do you keep a tally on the number of dead bodies that seems to find you?

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  2. I seem to have a craving for blueberry pie, now! But I'll pass on the dead bodies. :)

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  3. I'll make a deal with you ... you come down to Texas and make the A-la-mode books balance, and I'll keep you in ice cream for the rest of your life. And we can tag-team on any bodies that crop up while you visit. Sound like a plan?

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  4. Kelly - I just love reading about your life (and all the deaths in your neck of the woods). And I'm so glad you're "over" Steve. Ha!

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  5. Kelly, I'd love to cozy up to that table with your group. Are you really over Steve? I'm getting vibes.

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  6. Wow, I'd like to take vacation to that shop, but I can't sew worth a damn. Still, I'd share a glass of whiskey with you anytime, Kelly.

    -Olivia

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  7. Dru---Wow. . .that would be creepy, wouldn't it? I have FAR too much stuff to keep track of. The cops can count the bodies.

    Elizabeth---Blueberry pie is always one of my faves. Vanilla ice cream. And Megan is a fantastic cook. Marty & Greg knock each other over trying to get to it. But I'm with you. I'll pass on the bodies.

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  8. Whoa, Tally----That's a deal. Can I sit in your ice cream shop and work on the books? That way, it'll be easier to ask questions. . .and I'll be closer to the ice cream. I'd better leave Carl at home. He could wreck havoc in an ice cream shop.

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  9. Wendy---Steve? Steve who? Not talking about him. Nope. Not doing it.

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  10. Told you I'm not talking about him. But "She" keeps smiling at me. It is SO annoying. I saw her pounding away on her laptop, so no telling what she's up to.

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  11. Olivia---Anytime, girl. Tell me which watering hole you prefer, and I'll be there. Cool cafes or cowboy bars, whatever.

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  12. Love, love, love these books! Can't wait to grab the new one!

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  13. Just make sure the watering hole has Chivas Regal if you don't want Olivia to get that faraway look in her eyes that means she'd rather be at home with her own bottle!

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  14. Kelly - Haven't read about your life but this blog has peaked my interest! Headed to Amazon for first installment - hoping to find it for my Kindle! …Beverly

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  15. Oh no Kelly, I'm crushed. I am reading you stories in order. "My ex- boyfriend Steve" makes me want to sit down and read all of the book right now. Don't tell me what happens.
    Annette

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  16. Kelly, you don't need no stinkin' frozen pizzas. You're better off without them. Well, except they are good sometimes... No, no. Ignore me. Better off without them.

    Can't wait to read Skein of the Crime!

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  17. Hey, thanks, signlady. There's a lot of stuff happening in SKEIN OF THE CRIME. Plus a murder. And illegally obtained legal drugs. That's for starters.

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  18. Laineshots---Got it. Chivas Regal for Olivia. First class.

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  19. Beverly---Hey, let me know if you don't find it. I overheard "her" say that all of My Stories are in ebooks. Kindle, Nook, and Apple's iPad soon. And---I swear I heard "her" say that KNIT ONE, KILL TWO was being recorded for downloadable audio books this Fall. How cool is that?

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  20. Anonymous----I told you I'm not talking about him. Nope. Not gonna do it. I need a doughnut. Where's that ice cream Tally promised? Sugar. I need sugar.

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  21. You got it, Heather. I eat pizza when I'm with the gang. Plus, fresh pizzeria pizza is waaaaaay better that the frozen stuff.

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  22. Okay, I want coffee. And I can't drink it anymore. And I know what I'm having for dinner--and it's NOT frozen pizza. Papa John is on speed dial.

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  23. You got it, Leann. Fresh pizza beats the heck out of the cardboard stuff.

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  24. I'm with you with the coffee. The stronger, the better!

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