Here is the first page of the print edition of my mystery novel, Â A Gift for Murder:
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If Iâ€™d known how bad Wednesday would get, I wouldâ€™veâ€”what? Stayed in bed? Not likely. The show must go on and all that. But I wouldâ€™ve at least asked for another shot of espresso during my morning stop at Starbucks. Maybe two.
My work day went from peaceful beginning to chaos within half an hour. This wasnâ€™t just another day at the office. The start of the annual Washington, D.C. Gifts and Decorations Show, our biggest show of the year at the Commerce & Market Show Center, was always the worst day of the year for the staff who organized it.