By Kate Collins
While an individual orders a black rose for Abby's previous legislation college nemesis, Professor "Snapdragon" Puffer, her plans for a quickly supply are foiled while he catches her placing the bloom on his table and sends it immediately into the trash. So she heads again in to retrieve her dignity and her flower-only to discover the rose now adorning a useless professor, and herself the top suspect...
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Extra resources for Snipped in the Bud (Flower Shop Mystery, Book 4)
Della Street’s nimble fingers twisted the dial of the telephone with swift efficiency. ” “You always do,” Drake said. “Hold it,” Mason said, “there’s no time for kidding. I want you to get as many young women as you can, up to six or seven—no more than that—but six or seven, if possible. “I want them between twenty-seven to thirty-two. I want them all with good figures, weighing not more than a hundred and seventeen pounds, and not less than a hundred and ten pounds. I want them all to put on heavy dark glasses.
Simley, tell me, I’m trying to get hold of Garvin and he doesn’t answer. The answering service is on and—What? . He didn’t say anything? . Well, that’s strange. . No, no, I guess it’s all right. Probably something happened that caused him to leave town . . but that’s not like him. - . Well, thanks a lot. I’m sorry I bothered you. I wanted to get in touch with him. I’ll call him again tomorrow. Look, Simley, let me know if you hear anything, will you? Tell him I want to see him. “Well, it’s not exactly confidential; that is, in a way it is and in a way it isn’t.
Then after a moment, “Is Lieutenant Tragg there? ” Mason picked up his phone and nodded to Della Street that she was to monitor the conversation. Tragg’s voice, dry, crisply efficient, came over the line. “Hello, Perry,” he said. ” Mason asked. ” “I don’t know what I’ve found,” Mason said. ” “That’s fine,” Tragg said. “Anything that bothers you is certain to bother me. ” “Go on,” Tragg said. “This woman,” Mason said, “was Adelle Sterling Hastings, the wife of Garvin S. Hastings. At present Mrs.
Snipped in the Bud (Flower Shop Mystery, Book 4) by Kate Collins