Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Whodunit Wednesday 

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This week's Whodunit is being hosted by author
Kylie Logan!

Kylie is giving away to one lucky winner a copy of 
Book 3  in her League of Literary Ladies Mystery series

It takes more than a lurid legend to scare off the League of Literary Ladies…
For Halloween, the Literary Ladies have chosen to read Washington Irving’s spooky classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with its infamous headless horseman. But South Bass Island has its own headless legend—of a Prohibition bootlegger named Charlie “Sleepy” Harlow. Decapitated by rival rumrunners, Harlow appears once a year in spectral form to search for his noggin.
This October, the Elkhart Ghost Getters (EGG) have returned to the island. The group claims that they have film footage of Harlow’s ghost, and are determined to get more. They’re staying at Bea Cartwright’s B and B, but it’s Kate Wilder who isn’t happy to see them after they trashed her winery last year. When the EGG leader turns up dead, Kate becomes the prime suspect, and the other League members need to scramble to crack the case.

If you don't win a copy here, you can pick up your copy at your local bookstore or online

Let's get to solving the Whodunit!


   The teenagers sat around a bare table in the small, bare room. All three chewed and snapped their gum and looked sullen. Sherman Holmes and Zach Alban, the jewelry store owner, stood by helplessly, watching the two boys and the girl as all of them continued to wait for the police.

   Zach led Sherman out into the hall where they could talk privately. "Are you sure they stole the ring?" he asked with a nervous twitch.

   Sherman sighed. He almost wished he hadn't gotten involved. He had walked into Alban Jewelers that morning to have his pocket watch fixed. Almost immediately, he became suspicious of the girl and her two friends hovering over the ring counter. As a matter of habit, Sherman made a quick perusal of the display case.

   While Alban was examining Sherman's century-old timepiece, the three teenagers started heading for the exit. Sherman through a quick glance toward the ring counter. The centerpiece of the display, a sapphire and gold ring, was not where it had been just a minute before. It was gone.

   For a short, heavyset person, Sherman could move surprisingly fast. "They're stealing a ring", he shouted as he raced to block the door.

   The teenagers vehemently denied the theft and threatened a lawsuit if they weren't allowed to leave.

   "I can't search them until the police arrive," Zach moaned. "Maybe it's all a mistake. Maybe I didn't put the ring out this morning. Or maybe someone stole it earlier and I didn't notice."

   "The ring was there," Sherman assured him. "One of them stole it."

   Red and white lights flashed through the windows as a police cruiser pulled into the handicap parking space. Two officers entered, were briefed on the situation, and were led into the small back room. 

   The female officer searched the girl, Hanna Bright, while the male officer frisked both Josh Ingram and Timmy Bright, Hanna's brother. Their possessions were searched as well. A quick visual inspection of the room showed no place where the ring could have been hidden.

   Zach Alban was profuse with apologies to everyone except Sherman. When the teens complained of being hungry, Zach ran out to the fast-food restaurant next door and returned a few minutes later with mounds of food. Hanna and Josh removed the wads of gum from their mouths before sinking into the hot double cheeseburgers. 

   "We came in to buy a present for Josh's mom." Food was sticking to Hannah's braces as she spoke. "Is this how you treat customers? We're telling everyone not to shop here."

   "Maybe we can organize a boycott," Josh added. "How would you like a picket line, Mr. Alban?"

   Sherman took Zach aside. "I wasn't wrong," he insisted. "One of those kids has the ring. And what's more, I can prove it."

Who stole the ring?

Where is the ring now?

The Whodunit Wednesday solution will be posted on tomorrow's blog .

I want to thank Kylie for hosting this week's Whodunit Wednesday.

Learn more about Kylie Logan on her website.

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  1. So glad to see this feature back -- I've missed it!!! Would so LOVE to win that book --its way up the top of my "to be read" list!!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Welcome back, Sherman! My brain is just not working, this morning...may try later.

  3. Sherman is happy to be back. On his vacation he went to visit the birth place of Sherlock Holmes. ;-)