By Tim Myers

Upon his Great-Aunt Belle's dying, Harrison Black inherits her candle store. whilst he starts to suspect foul play in her demise, he does a bit sleuthing. however it appears like he is fiddling with fire-because anyone desires Harrison to brain his personal beeswax...

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She took my cup and refilled it. “Never mind, he’s probably fine. ” Millie smiled. “You can bet your life it does. Eve’s a candle fanatic. She wouldn’t teach you if she didn’t like you, Harrison. ” I could still remember the tone of her critiques of my early efforts. ” She flipped the towel gently at me. “Trust me on that, Harrison. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a batch of blueberry doughnuts to mix up for tomorrow morning. ” “That would be great. ” I decided it would be a good time to tackle Belle’s apartment.

Young’s next comment. “I don’t understand this. ” Seeing her things violated like that appalled me. I waited until I couldn’t take it anymore. It was obvious we were a low priority for the police. I said, “Listen, do you mind hanging around here and taking care of this? ” “You really should stay for the police,” Mr. Young said in an officious manner. “What can I tell them that you can’t? This is the first time I’m seeing this place. You can tell them what it was like when you left. If they decide they need to talk to me, send them down to the shop.

Your aunt, great-aunt,” he corrected himself immediately, “took care of all that herself. She didn’t want a fuss. The cremation’s already taken place, and there will be no service of any kind, per her orders. ” I asked. “Sometime late Sunday evening. ” He said, “Please understand, this was your great-aunt’s wish, not my whim. She was quite matter-of-fact making her arrangements. ” I had to smile, a reaction I was sure would make Young think I was some kind of ghoul, but I’d heard Belle expound on the pointlessness of funerals all my life, and I was glad she’d stuck to her guns to the end.

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