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.After my jog, I’d had two coffees and three donuts and then a shower and I was feeling pretty good. If I could relieve Mrs. Maxine P. of a few greenbacks, I’d feel even better. Naturally I’d have to work for it, but I sure did need it.
was 11:30 when I got to Brown’s, and it wasn’t too crowded. I
wandered around looking at some of their displays. New books by
David Baldacci and Stephen King. Money goes to money. Maybe I should
have been a writer instead of a detective. After I’d been there a
while, I spied a woman I was sure was Maxine. Just as I’d imagined,
she was mid-thirty something and her hair was tied in a severe bun
that stretched her forehead back and left a sheer field of plain
that reached down to her glasses. She was very thin and she reminded
me of a teacher I’d had, the evil Miss McNulty. She was taking books
from a cart and putting them on a display. I edged towards her. She
looked at me above her glasses just like my harridan of a teacher
had done. I almost ran. But, as I said, I really needed the money.
Mizz Pitts. Can I help you?”
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