A Decadent Way To Die by G. A. McKevett

By G. A. McKevett

Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid prides herself on cracking even the hardest situations. yet her most up-to-date research is leaving her hungry for solutions as she attempts to unmask the id of a crafty, would-be killer. His prey? A well-known octogenarian with a fortune within the financial institution and a goal on her again. . .

As the writer of the world-famous Helene doll, mythical fashion designer Helene Strauss is both famous for her beautiful style and her brassy, take-no-prisoners type. whereas Helene's company acumen made her an important good fortune, it additionally made her a numerous enemies. So while the feisty 80-year-old has a number of suspicious brushes with dying, Savannah Reid is employed to determine why.

Once at the case, Savannah fast learns that tensions in the Strauss relatives were raging for years. To Helene's chagrin, her niece and arch nemesis, Ava, has controlled to claw her approach to the helm of the kin doll corporation, guidance the company in a seedy new course. Their most modern creation—a attractive type doll replete with outsized lips and an over-the-top boob job—has Helene really rankled. . .leaving Savannah to wonder whether the relations ties that bind the Strauss' are tight adequate to kill.

With the aid of her good friend, Detective Dirk Coulter, Savannah discovers that Ava isn't the one one with a intent to do Helene damage. in reality, the Strauss matriarch seems surrounded by means of family and friends bent on inheriting her fortune whatsoever precious. earlier than lengthy, Savannah is bound she has a deal with at the case. but if key gamers happen lifeless in Helene's scorching scorching Jacuzzi, Savannah should commence from scratch—and query every little thing she proposal she knew concerning the Strauss's twisted genealogy. . .

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Su obra, en efecto, ya no le pertenecía: era de todos, era uno de los tesoros culturales de su pueblo, y del que los restantes pueblos del planeta, como angurrientas sabandijas, se nutrían sin cesar, ante la ineptitud de sus intelectuales, artistas, artesanos y titiriteros. Pero Ersilia Chagas era rica y estúpida, así que no le preocupaban esas cosas. En honor a la verdad, 36 | Leo Maslíah no le preocupaba nada, así que, en modesto aporte a la reciprocidad que el conjunto de todas las cosas pudiera tributarle, no nos ocuparemos más de ella2.

Eso es malo –dijo Anahir, y trató de mostrar al pintor qué ejercicios debía hacer para mantenerse en forma. Pero él ya se había ido, y luego de semanas de tramiterío, obtenía audiencia con el rey, y la asignación de retratar a la limpiadora de la porqueriza real. 40 | Leo Maslíah Semanas trabajó Fedrus en el retrato, y tanto la limpiadora como los cerdos (que debían posar también, a modo de fondo) fueron un ejemplo de estatismo para todos los objetos inanimados de la Tierra y otros cuerpos celestes en movimiento.

Qué es eso! –exclamó el padre, señalando con un solo dedo el cuerpo pequeño y lejano de una cucaracha negra, que se desplazaba en línea recta por una pared curva. –No se preocupe –dijo el tribuno abarcando ahora con otro gesto solamente la superficie de las paredes no ocupada por la cucaracha–, éste, mi nuevo despacho, ha sido construido esta misma semana. No se trata de una construcción vieja reciclada, que pudiera haber reciclado también a las antiguas especies de parásitos y sabandijas que albergaba.

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