A Foolish Plucking.

Dee Wilbur
A Foolish Plucking

Dee Pipes and Charlie Yates are up to their old tricks as Dee Wilbur. In their new book, A Foolish Plucking, they're again telling the truth about Richmond (as well as a few lies.) They've expanded Jon's area of operations. Dee's home town is Liberty, Texas. She demanded equal time with Richmond so much of the story is centered in Liberty. But not to limit themselves, they've also had some of the tale take place in Victoria. You can't confine a great man.

Gary is a lush and a womanizer. On that everyone agrees. But is he a murderer? The police sure think so. Gary denies it, and the police don't have a corpse. But they do have the big fight at the country club, his wife's blood behind the bed, in the shower drain, and in the back of her Escalade. And Gary has no alibi. The jury agrees with the police.

Gary's mistress leaves Dayton with Gary's child and moves to Richmond, tired of the Scarlet A she's had to wear in Dayton. She hears of Jon through LuLu, her new boss, and enlists his aid in trying to get Gary a new trial.

 

In the meantime Jon and Sandy are dealing with a family problem. Why haven't Jon's brother and sister-in-law ever shown up at any events? It isn't because Sandy's cooking is bad.

All in all it stirs up a nice little brew of a mystery that'll keep you busy for an afternoon or two.