“Somebody told me once it made no sense, what happened at the auction. Why would she spend all that money? Why draw all that attention? She was trying to send you a signal, wasn’t she?” Tom breaks it down for his skeptical Uncle Paul in this week’s Everything And More.
“7:00 am.: Tom makes three phone calls from his room—the first to his uncle; the second to Conrad Valiss; the third to Rosie, the cashier at the Everything Store.” The clock is ticking for our heroes in Alex Mattingly‘s Everything And More.
“What went unspoken in the living room was this steady progression of minutes–the fact that in three hours Paul Avon would return to the Everything Store and discover his office ransacked.” It’s Chapter 43 of Alex Mattingly‘s Everything And More.
“You’ll be a bigger help if you’re not bleeding all over the floor. Go on. Take this and sit down someplace until it stops.” Apparently, Tom Avon is some sort of bastion of patience and forgiveness.
“’Daniel,’ Tom blurted. He pressed a palm into his eye socket until he saw stars. ‘As in, Daniel Avon. My brother.'” Tom tries to guess his uncle’s security password. Will he be right? It’s this week’s Everything and More.
“Her name is Lillian Lohman. She signs it ‘Lillie’ in light blue fountain pen, the letters leaning slightly left, the i dotted high above the peaks of her Ls.” Alex Mattingly is a friend 4 ever.