Title: Purse-Stachio Makes A Splash
Author: Wendy Kendall
Genre: Cozy Mystery Novella
Designer Katherine Watson is enjoying a delectable frozen pistachio treat at Ginardo's beachside ice cream shop when her friend issues a playful dare. Katherine can't resist accepting the challenge and finds herself tasked with creating a designer purse out of pistachio shells. But the fun day takes a chilling turn when Katherine uncovers a clue in the ice cream store to a decades old missing persons case--and she suspects there may be a killer in their midst.
Katherine is soon up to her shoulder bag in danger, but she's determined to see that a murderer gets his just desserts.
The wall was covered with sand and surf. Katherine was impressed by its realism. It was
like looking outside through floor to ceiling windows. And there were portraits of four family members, all enjoying a day together at the beach.
Ida stepped forward and pointed at the signature on the lower right corner. “I was right.
It’s a Tracy Ryan painting of the family enjoying a sunny day at Bayside.”
Arturo looked on wide eyed. “Magnifico. Who could cover this? It’s a vibrant tribute to a loving heart.”
Katherine asked, “Will you leave it uncovered?”
Katherine searched the wall for any clue. Her shoulders sagged when she didn’t see one.
“What could have happened to her?”
Ida said, “I don’t think we’ll ever know.”
Katherine frowned at her.
Brenda said, “I’m going to check with the police department and see if they can re-open the cold case. Maybe with today’s technology there’s evidence we can now pursue.”
Katherine stepped up to the artist’s self-portrait and whispered, “We’ll do all we can, to
solve your mystery.”
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Wendy Kendall has a passion for purses and stories of the women through history who carried them. Her cozy mystery Kat Out of the Bag is the first book of the In Purse-Suit Mystery Series, introducing Katherine Watson an international purse designer/sleuth. Wendy is a blogger, editor, speaker, project manager, and syndicated columnist. Catch exciting author interviews on her YouTube Podcast—A Novel Talk, and the debut of her podcast – Wendy Kendall In Purse-Suit of Fashion. She loves her two sons, Alex and Brad and her Purrada cat.
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