by Lucille Mazzarella from The Lucille Mystery Series by Peg Cochran
Sunday was dinner at your grandmother’s house—soup, pasta, meat, salad, fruit and nuts and finally cannolis that we got from this bakery in Maplewood. My grandparents used to go to this place—I was too young to remember exactly where it was, but it wasn’t far—where my grandfather would pick out a live chicken and later the next day it would appear on my grandmother’s table for Sunday dinner. My grandfather made his own wine, and they grew so much basil in their garden the whole place smelled of it all summer long.
Now it’s my turn to host the Sunday dinners. Only life isn’t the same no more. What with girls having baby daddies and no one caring if they’re in the family way and not married…I don’t know what the world is coming to. And now my brother-in-law is dead…murdered! And the police are trying to say my Frankie did it.
Richie Sambucco is the detective on the case. Richie and I go way back—back to the time in high school when Frankie and I broke up for two months. It seems Richie hasn’t forgotten. And frankly, neither have I.
I sure have my hands full trying to prove that Frankie didn’t murder his brother-in-law and none of my family did either. Every time we sit down to Sunday dinner we wonder if one of us is a murderer.
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