Title: Much Ado About Muffin
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2016
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Series: Merry Muffin Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
Y'know, ever since Merry took off outta Autumn Vale (Author's note: see Much Ado About Muffin for an explanation!) I been seeing a lot of changes goin' on in Autumn Vale. And not for the good, I gotta say.
Used to be I would dress up in weird hats and walk around town just outta boredom. But I ain't been bored ever since Merry Wynter came to town. God, my old pal Melvyn Wynter woulda loved his great niece. She's a real pistol. She don't even know how she shook this town wide awake. We were like Rip Van Winkle, slumbering in a western New York heat wave, an' she came along and shook us outta our torpor.
But she's been gone a while now, left us in the lurch; she said she's coming back, but I don't know when. And things are goin' sour again.
It ain't just her muffins I miss, though those are pretty good too. I miss the way she'd get involved and straighten things out.
There's dark things going on, and people being sucked into crap they shouldn't. How it'll end, I can't even figure. That's the crappy thing about bein' as old as I am; folks are real nice and sweet to you and all, but they don't listen to a derned thing you say. Not really listen. Merry listens when I talk... really listens. Dang it, I miss that girl, and so do Pish and Shilo. Crap goin' on there too.
Did I say that already? Mebbe, but it bears repeatin'. I miss Merry! She better get back here soon.
Do you ever see cruddy things coming, and yet you know there's not a goldarn thing you can do about it? Ain't that the craps?
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