Trick or Deadly Treat: A Fresh-Baked Mystery

It’s Halloween in Weatherford, Texas—which ability Phyllis Newsom is baking up a typhoon of yummy seasonal treats...but she’s approximately to get even busier unmasking a killer...

While Phyllis and her good friend Carolyn are getting ready for a baking contest, her housemate Sam adopts greenback, an cute Dalmatian who used to be hit by way of a vehicle. To thank neighborhood veterinarian Hank Baxter for supporting the puppy, Phyllis and Carolyn bake a batch of doggie treats for his different four-legged patients.

But once they arrive on the sanatorium, the vet is within the strategy of being arrested—for the homicide of his spouse! confident that the police are barking up the inaccurate tree and that someone’s been burying proof, Sam begs Phyllis to assist locate the true killer. Joined by way of greenback, the buddies have interaction in a dogged pursuit of the assassin, who will cease at not anything to muzzle them…permanently.


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Yet another time won’t hurt,” the attorney stated. Baxter sighed and nodded. “All correct. The day that Susan was . . . killed . . . I glided by her place of work to choose up a few drug samples I knew she had. i wished to work out in the event that they may also help a sufferer of mine, a puppy with liver ailment. ” “Is all of it correct for me to invite questions? ” Sam acknowledged. “Yeah, i assume. move forward. ” “Your spouse was once a health practitioner. Why could she have those liver capsules? ” “It’s real that the majority of what she had within the place of work have been ache meds,” Baxter acknowledged. “But these pharmaceutical reps hold almost about every little thing in these pattern instances they roll round with them, they usually hand out various capsules and drugs. actually, I’d heard Susan whinge approximately one in all them sticking her with samples of this drug. That’s how I knew she had them. ” Sam nodded. Baxter’s rationalization made feel. It was once both true . . . in any other case he had positioned quite a lot of concept into it. “Mr. D’Angelo advised me approximately the way you occasionally use human medicinal drugs on animals,” Sam stated. “That’s correct. So I grabbed a few lunch after which swung through Susan’s place of work to work out if she could permit me have these samples. She was once wonderful with that. ” Baxter’s mouth twisted a bit and his voice held a sour part as he went on. “They have been nonetheless in my truck while the law enforcement officials searched it later. yet that didn’t appear to make any distinction. They stated I simply took them with me after I killed her to make my tale extra believable, in case my try to body a few make-believe burglar failed. ” “Yeah, that seems like whatever the law enforcement officials might say, all right,” Sam agreed. “Like I acknowledged, Susan didn’t brain letting me take the samples. yet for the reason that i used to be there besides, she didn’t waste the chance to belittle me approximately treating animals rather than humans. ” Baxter’s arms clenched into fists at the table. “For God’s sake, you’d imagine she might have discovered it’s much more uncomplicated to regard a sufferer who can let you know what’s unsuitable! With animals it’s part guesswork. ” “Take it effortless, Hank,” D’Angelo urged quietly. “You’ve received to benefit with the intention to discuss these items with out flying off the deal with. You lose your mood in entrance of a jury and it’ll expense you. ” Baxter nodded once or twice as he seemed down on the table. “I understand, i do know. I don’t wish humans to imagine that I didn’t love Susan. although we had lots of hassle, although it didn’t seem like the wedding used to be going to paintings, I . . . I nonetheless enjoyed her. i guess I regularly may have . . . consistently will. ” a couple of seconds of silence glided by within the workplace prior to Sam stated, “So your spouse used to be alive in the event you left her workplace. ” “Of direction she used to be. ” “And she used to be the single one there. ” “That’s correct. every person else had long gone to lunch, yet Susan stayed to paintings throughout. She did lot. ” Sam inspiration for a moment after which requested, “Did you spot anyone as you have been leavin’? someone within the parkin’ lot, probably? ” Baxter shook his head and stated, “There have been a number of automobiles there, as I keep in mind, yet they have been all empty. i guess they belonged to those that have been in many of the different workplaces within the complicated.

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