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I reached for the ragged scrap of cloth and gasped. When I looked over the railing acid rose in my throat. I swallowed several times. Rachel’s body sprawled among the bushes. Her arms and legs curved awkwardly. I hurried down the steps and around the porch. Even if I hadn’t been a nurse I would have recognized death.
On the ground several feet from her body I saw the knife. The blood on the blade seemed duller than the splotch of red on the bodice of her white dress. I bent to study the knife. The distinctive ivory bands on the black handle identified it as one of the knives Bob and Sarah had given as gifts last Christmas.
A rush of thoughts arose and threatened to engulf me. I heard voices crying for Rachel’s death.
“Someday you’ll end up dead and there’ll be too many suspects for an arrest.”
“I wait for her. I have the knife.”
“You’ll be sorry, sorry, sorry.”
“I hate her. I wish she was dead.”
“How about the Orient Express method?”
What should I do? The voices of my friends and loved ones brought my protective instincts to play. The possibility someone I knew had ended Rachel’s life was strong. Once again I saw Tim slice the air with the knife. The day the Rodgers had moved in I had placed one of the knives on the tray of food. Neither had been returned. With a sudden thought I knew even Susie could have
Love it - the Orient Express Method. Over the holidays, we watched all 3 versions.
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I love this line: When I looked over the railing acid rose in my throat.
Oh boy there is a mystery to be solved in who did it? Love the reference The Orient Express Method. Good hook. Thanks for sharing!
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