I'm Rita and just so you know, I don't like to let on about anything I know, especially to the cops. They make me nervous. No reason, they just do. They stare at you until you start blabbing, even if you're not guilty of a thing you still feel like you are. That's why I didn't want to tell them anything when they came around asking questions about the murder.
I mean, what do I know? I just worked with her, here at the bar, I really don't know much about her life. I admit I was curious about some stuff, but I never asked her anything. Not that she'd tell me anyway. She was pretty closemouthed but I knew there were a lot of things going on in her life that maybe shouldn't have been going on.
Then that friend of her family came by, what was her name? Oh, yeah, Julia. That one just hung out at the bar until I finally broke down and talked to her. She wasn't going to go away, I could tell.
I told her what I knew, which wasn't much, but I suspected there was some hot romance going on. One night she got all dolled up and rushed out the back door. I peeked. I couldn't resist. Couldn't see who was driving but I saw her get into a real expensive car. I think whoever this guy was, he was giving her some nice jewelry too. She was wearing some new things I hadn't seen her with before.
The next day, I kinda hinted . . . like where were you going all dressed up? You looked really nice. Her lips were sewn shut. She wouldn't tell me a damn thing. Okay, I thought. Keep your secrets and I'll keep mine.
I just hope this doesn't bring any trouble to my door! You can find out what happens in All Signs Point to Murder. A brand new book in the Zodiac Mysteries, just out last week. Hope you enjoy my small part in the story.
What do you think? Should I have told Julia more?
You can visit my author Connie di Marco at her website, at Facebook and Twitter @askzodia to learn more about Julia and the Zodiac Mysteries.