***"So you think this guy Malcolm, found her important for the purpose she served, to him anyway?" asked Clayton.
"That's how I see it.," Pepper answered.
"That's something like what her parents implied when I first got them in here. Said his attention towards their daughter wasn't on the up and up so Jack insisted she drop the book club."
"Obviously she didn't take her dad's advice."
"Suppose we better have a talk with Mr. Sinclair to see what he was up to last weekend," said Clayton.
Pepper had a cat that ate the mouse look on her face. "Better yet, I haven't read a good book in a while. Know of a club around here I can join?"
If you've liked my posts of The Milk Carton Murders, you should like this tale too. It was written to predate MCM and includes Sheriff Nazzaro and Pepper Black as well as other characters, from MCM.
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