By Tim Myers
Upon his Great-Aunt Belle's dying, Harrison Black inherits her candle store. while he starts to suspect foul play in her loss of life, he does slightly sleuthing. however it feels like he is fiddling with fire-because a person desires Harrison to brain his personal beeswax...
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Cragg shook my hand as he nodded to Mr. Young. “Delighted. ” He was nearly to the door when he turned and said, “We need to speak later, Mr. Black. ” “I’ll be here,” I said to his departing back. Millie turned to the last woman still without an introduction. “And finally, Harrison, I’d like you to meet Eve Pleasants. ” I said, “That’s a great idea. ” Eve shot me a withering glare as she said, “I’m perfectly capable of running the candle shop without your uh ... assistance. ” There was nothing welcoming in her words at all, but I decided to deal with that later.
I’ll take whatever time you can give me, but I’d much rather speak with you in private. ” I thought about it a second, then suggested, “I can give you a minute outside on the front steps. ” I was pushing my luck as it was, planning to pack my meager belongings, move them to River’s Edge and still have time to prep myself for the next day’s candlemaking lesson with Mrs. Jorgenson. Eve had been emphatic that I get in more practice rolling candles before I tackled the important private lesson with the woman who could make or break us.
Thanks. ” Too late I realized that I probably should have thought before I spoke, but Pearly just laughed. “My real given name is Parsons, but I seem to have acquired the name Pearly as the luster of my hair started to fade. ” “Pearly it is,” I said. ” Cragg shook my hand as he nodded to Mr. Young. “Delighted. ” He was nearly to the door when he turned and said, “We need to speak later, Mr. Black. ” “I’ll be here,” I said to his departing back. Millie turned to the last woman still without an introduction.