By Ellery Adams
Whereas strolling her poodle, Olivia Limoges discovers a lifeless physique buried within the sand. may perhaps or not it's hooked up to the unusual burglaries plaguing Oyster Bay, North Carolina? At each crime scene, the thieves manage strange tableaus: a stick of butter with a knife via it, dolls with silver spoons of their mouths, a deck of playing cards with a lacking queen. Olivia realizes every one setup represents a cliché. And who higher to decode the cliché clues than her Bayside e-book Writers workforce?
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