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|Genre/forme :||Mystery fiction
|Type d’ouvrage :||Fiction|
|Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs :||
K K Beck
|ISBN :||0312081464 : 9780312081461|
|Numéro OCLC :||26161480|
|Notes :||"A Thomas Dunne book."|
|Description :||216 p. ; 22 cm.|
|Responsabilité :||K.K. Beck.|
Million-dollar business when old Karl departs these shores (he'll never retire). But to their alarm and disgust, old Karl has just become engaged to a rather flamboyant lady thirty years his junior. ("Everyone thinks she's after his money." "Gee, I wonder how they got that idea?"). Ted is used to dealing with such crises as the imminent downfall of an elderly customer on a walker heading straight for a pool of spilled salad oil. But when the Krogstad family quarrels.
Reach the ultimate stage of dysfunction - murder - he is faced with the consequences of a dead body on the selling floor. The author knows the quirks of this business first hand, from the obsessions of the fish-and-seafood manager to the disastrous effect of a yellow-green awning over the produce, and uses them with marvelous skill. This funny, lovely mystery will strike a chord in everyone who has ever shopped in a supermarket.