The Woodpecker Always Pecks Twice


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A red-beled woodpecker can result in a yellow-beled murderer.

One morning she can’t think her gaze when reluctant late bird Amy Simms takes her binoculars for a better glance at the woodpecker who wakes her up. She considers a corpse thrown out of an upstairs door at the ancient McKutcheon square through a rain screen across Ruby Lake.

Or at least she believes she’s doing that. The leader of cops discovers no body— only the dummy of a deserted dressmaker— and complains that Amy sent him on a wild goose pursuit. Probably she should focus on thinking about her store, Birds & Bees, but Amy can’t assist snooping. And when she picks up another body— an assassinated person of her birdwatching group — Amy wants to bat it again like a sleuth to zoom in on a murderer.