Deadly Decorum

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Classical Reads, May 19, 2021 - Fiction - 348 pages

The Harlow Brothers are back at Inglenook resort, and not just because Edward is missing his long-distance love, Claudia Inglenook. The former college linebacker turned ghost writer of the Aunt Civility etiquette books is the guest of honor at a charity fundraiser, where he’ll appear as the allegedly agoraphobic Auntie’s representative. 

As Edward’s secretary, Nicholas is forced to tag along. His one hope for the weekend is the event will give Edward’s declining book sales a boost. For the record, he despises Claudia.   

At the kickoff costume ball, one of the guests is found impaled with the sword from Edward’s Zorro outfit, and as Nicholas scrambles to clear Edward’s name, he comes up against suspects and motives he’d rather not reveal. Then he discovers a secret that could mean the end of Aunt Civility.  

Though Edward stands to lose everything, he and Nicholas push to find the truth, but when the killer targets those the real Aunt Civility loves, solving the mystery becomes a fight for survival.

Mistaken identities, romantic rivals, and a host of misunderstandings make this third Harlow Brothers mystery a must read.


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Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
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About the author (2021)

Jacqueline Vick grew up in Illinois as the second of twenty-nine (or so) grandchildren. Before settling down to a writing career, her jobs included a brief stint as a telemarketer for a funeral home. While researching an article for Fido Friendly Magazine (Calling All Canine Clairvoyants), she came up with the character of Frankie Chandler, pet psychic. She also writes the Harlow Brothers mysteries and numerous standalones and novellas. Her books are known for satirical humor and engaging characters who are desperate to keep their secrets. She currently resides in Southern California with her husband. 

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