By Peggy Webb
Whilst the 1st Elvis impersonator is located slumped over his piano, a middle assault turns out the most probably suspect. but if a moment keels over mid-swagger at Callie Valentine Jones's social gathering, suspicious minds start to ponder whether whatever foul is afoot. simply because we all know lifeless Elvis impersonators upload as much as just one factor: murder.
As it seems, Callie's cousin Lovie--a 190-pound bombshell who is had extra enthusiasts than the King had hit records--turns out to be suspect no 1. Callie is familiar with she's blameless yet to end up it, she and Lovie must discover who the true killer is. it is a secret healthy for a King, and with a bit support from Callie's hunk-a-burnin' love ex Jack, and her gifted hound puppy Elvis--who's confident he is the real reincarnation of the King--Callie and Lovie are decided to have the killer making a song Jailhouse Rock. yet they should flow speedy and be prepared for the killer's subsequent movement, simply because their probability should be now. . .or by no means!
"Another loopy, fast moving secret certain to go away comfortable lovers chuckling and looking ahead to the subsequent adventure." --Booklist
"Webb's sly humorousness and smartly plotted secret is laugh-out-loud hilarious."
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If anybody can make you squirm, it舗s Mama. She has elevated stark raving silence to an art. 舠I told him to stay for the party. 舡 Which is one of the many reasons I separated from Jack Jones. He could be a deep-cover assassin for all I know. 舠You shouldn舗t have invited him, Mama. 舡 舠Really, Callie. Everbody knows you舗re still in love with him. 舡 I open the bathroom door. 舠Mama, do you mind? 舡 Ignoring the door, she stations herself in front of my bathroom mirror and inspects her hair. 舡 Naturally not.
With impersonators swarming all over the gift shop, the museum, the chapel, and the shotgun house where the King was born, Lovie and I are sitting beside the fountain taking a breather and eating Hershey舗s bars. 舡 Lovie pats her ample thighs. 舡 I look like a swizzle stick. Especially beside Lovie. And especially since Jack left and my appetite went down the drain. All arms and coltish-looking legs and big brown eyes. Chest flat as a flitter. Mama has the classy movie star looks of a past-her-prime Katharine Hepburn while Lovie has the glamour and lush beauty of Rita Hayworth.
I could slap him. 舠Well, I do. There are plenty of people at this party to question first without him trying to put my niece on the hot seat. If he knows what舗s good for his next election campaign, he舗ll treat the Valentines with a little respect. 舡 Grinning, George salutes Mama, then hurries off to do her bidding. 舡 舠Oh, was something up? 舡 She prisses off with a tray, all flouncy ruffles and big attitude. I wouldn舗t dye her hair Marilyn Monroe blond if you took away my Jimmy Choo sling-backs.
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