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‘No Substitute For Murder’ By Carolyn J. Rose

“Family.” She flailed at the innards with zeal that would have won her a promotion during the Spanish Inquisition. Bits of giblets went airborne, then plummeted to the countertop with soft slapping sounds. “Family’s a wonderful thing, isn’t it?”

Susan’s tone, bitter as hemlock, brought a picture of Iz to my mind. Resplendent in her satin blouse with smears of chocolate in the corners of her frowning lips, she pointed a reproachful finger. I shook my head. Enough with being a cheerleading Pollyanna, maybe what Susan needed was commiseration. “Um…well, I guess it can be wonderful, but it kind of depends on who’s in your family and…what their agendas are.” I hoped I managed to imply that I was sympathetic and that my own situation was less than wonderful.

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by … Ambrosia @ ‘The Purple Booker

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