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Mystery Fanfare is Stop #21. You'll want to read all the Clues on all the Participating Blogs in Order to Solve A Halloween Ball Mystery. And, you'll win great prizes for solving the mystery...and other prizes along the way. I'll be giving away a year's subscription to the Mystery Readers Journal. Leave a comment on Mystery Fanfare's Hallopalooza page during Hallopalooza to be in the running for that prize. Solve the Mystery, and you have a chance for even more prizes. Be sure and read each blog, scroll back, get the flavor of the blog, and then read all the clues!
If you're entering Hallopalooza here at Mystery Fanfare for the first time, you'll want to go back and start at The Stilletto Gang. If you're here for Clue #21, read on:
Mystery Fanfare – post 21
"So who killed Carla?" Milla leaned back in her bubble bath and closed her eyes. She only had a few more hours to solve the mystery or she wasn't going to get paid. G. Winston Howard had hired her to discover the killer before the weekend was over.
She reached out her hand and fumbled for the box of chocolates, sitting on the tiled area bordering her jetted tub. Placing one delicate morsel in her mouth, she let the sweetness flow over her tongue.
Why does anyone commit murder?
She ticked off the reasons: love, money, power, rage …
What else? Despite Steven McCall's hint of an affair between G. Winston Howard and Carla Jordan, she hadn't found any evidence of it. The only emotion that seemed to be associated with Carla was anger. She hadn't found anyone who liked the woman. So love probably wasn't the motive.
Milla picked up another chocolate, holding it as she considered the options. It had to be the old stand bys – money and power. Rage was probably just a bonus – nobody was mourning the late Carla Jordan. Who needed money? Who wanted power? Who did Carla threaten to expose?
The chocolate melted on her fingers. She tossed the gooey candy back in the box just as her cell phone rang. Startled she grabbed the side of the tub, her fingers leaving marks. Ignoring the phone she looked at her hand, her scratched fingers, like Carla's, leaving a message.
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