By Carolyn Hart
Someone is taking part in a slightly nasty April Fool's prank on secret book shop proprietor Annie Darling. A felonious forger at the idyllic -- if hardly tranquil -- South Carolina island of Broward's Rock has made it seem like Annie is accusing a few of her associates of homicide. within the wink of a bloodshot eye, the Darling identify is dust . . . after which the Broward's Rock physique count number begins mysteriously expanding. And now it's as much as Annie to stick with the well-hidden path of the vicious trickster -- or a mystery slayer's subsequent deadly "joke" could be on her!
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