A second snippet from the upcoming Devonshire Mystery, Accomplice to Murder.
Another little piece from Chapter 1 of the next Devonshire Mystery. If you haven’t seen the first one, it’s here.
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In this excerpt, we’ll begin to see that despite the glossy setting of Dan’s new job, all is not quite as it seems.
Well, it is a mystery, after all.
This is an advance snippet, so it’s still a work in progress and probably contains errors and typos. There will be changes and corrections over the coming days, and I hope to share more as I tackle the rewrites.
Accomplice to Murder
Sample from Chapter 1
Footsteps ringing out on the polished granite floor snapped Dan out of his reverie, and he looked up to see a besuited man heading toward him. Dan hadn’t heard the lift arrive, and he noticed that the glass door at one side of the lobby was still swinging shut. He took the stairs, Dan thought. A young man in a hurry.
“Dan,” the man called out as he strode across the lobby. “Good morning.”
“Morning.” Dan pulled back his shoulders, hoping he looked more relaxed than he felt as he stepped forward to meet the new arrival. They shook hands, and the man’s grip was firm.
“I’m Joseph Clayton,” the man said. “But call me Joe. We like to keep things friendly around here.” Slim and fresh-faced, Joe exuded self-confidence and energy. His smile was genuine, and there was something about Joe’s manner that made Dan like him right away.