By Elaine Viets
On Josie's most up-to-date task, her former teacher-now operating in a undies shop-is wanting a few critical aid whilst a consumer is located murdered. regrettably, the teacher's alibi is flimsier than the camisoles she sells, so Josie might want to bust out her sleuthing talents to reveal the genuine killer...
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Extra resources for An Uplifting Murder: Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper
I can tell your size by looking at you. I could make an educated guess now, but it’s better if I see the real you. ” “No, I’m a B,” Josie said. “I don’t think so,” Rosa said. “But we’ll know better when you try on some bras. Alyce, you’re wearing a bust minimizer. You’re squashing your poor breasts. That underwire has to dig into your chest. ” “My bust is too big,” Alyce said. ” “In the right bra, you’ll look curvy,” Rosa said. “You’ll have a waist and your hips will look smaller. I promise. ” Rosa gave a little hip-check.
Not anymore,” the woman said. “I’ve remarried. ” Josie tried to hide her surprise. Why was her favorite gym teacher working in retail? she wondered. Josie remembered Mrs. Hayes had left school in the middle of Josie’s junior year, but never knew why. Mrs. Hayes—no, Mrs. Ferguson—had packed on some pounds since her days as a gym teacher. “I recognized your eyes,” Josie said, then wished she could take back her words. “At least they haven’t changed. I’m fifty pounds heavier than when I taught you,” Mrs.
Do you want a stick figure like a child draws? ” Alyce whispered. Josie nodded yes. She didn’t know how thin the walls were. Alyce got her silent message. “This dressing room is the size of my entire bedroom,” Josie said. ” “The slate blue suede-cloth walls make it seem cozy,” Alyce said. “The mirrors aren’t too awful. ” “You’re too rough on yourself,” Josie said, though her own self-appraisal was equally brutal. She felt as old and saggy as her bra looked. Rosa came bustling back with an armload of bras.