By Tim Myers
After his ex-girlfriend is located useless, Harrison Black, proprietor of At Wick's finish, unearths out simply how scorching outdated flames-and a ruthless killer-can burn.
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He had a full head of white hair that was nearly luminescent and an IQ that was off the charts. Pearly had been a psychologist in an earlier life, but he’d come to River’s Edge to work with his hands a few years before I’d inherited the place. ” “It’s our pleasure, Harrison,” Pearly said. I left them with the kayak and walked to At Wick’s End. Maybe it was a good thing that Eve Pleasants—my lone employee and candlemaking mentor—wasn’t scheduled to come in until noon. I was glad for the respite, and for the first time since I’d taken over the candle- shop, I found myself hoping that no customers came in.
After two minutes, he came around the back way and walked over to us. ” “They were there. ” The sheriff was doing his best to ignore Markum, a hard thing to do given the man’s physical presence. “You. ’ Markum said, “One of them was already inside, so we didn’t see him, but we did hear his voice. ” “Come on, you can do better than that. ” Markum tilted his chin to one side, then finally said, “His hair was dark, but I didn’t see his eyes. ” “That’s better,” the sheriff snapped. ” “Hey, all I got was a quick look.
Thanks for taking a chance on me. You said something that makes me curious. ” Markum said, “Grover was one of the richest men in this part of North Carolina, but the stress of keeping his fortune growing was killing him. He had a scare from his doctor, a man Grover respected, who told him he’d be dead in six months if he kept at it Grover told me he stayed up around the clock worrying about what to do, then he decided if he was going to die anyway, he was going to do what he’d always longed to, so he sold off his businesses, gave his money to charity and opened his barbeque stand.
A Flicker of Doubt by Tim Myers