Undead and Unworthy: A Queen Betsy Novel
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Since tying the knot with Sinclair, like hasn?t been all marital bliss for Betsy. Sinclair has been perusing The Book fo the Dead, Betsy?s being hounded by a ghost who?s even more insufferable in death than in life, and a pack of ancient vampires has decided to pay an unwelcome visit.
dead stepmother is haunting me," I snapped. "Now get lost, Antonia!" "Oh, that." Nick looked unimpressed. "You see dead people. Jess told me all about it." "Well, that's super. Remind me to strangle her when I see her again." "Touch her," Nick said pleasantly, "and I'll empty my nine into your nose." "Children," Sinclair warned. "It seems the late Mrs. Taylor has a gift in death, as in life, of getting on my wife's nerves and distracting us from our point." "Just like your wife!" "Shut up,"
"Ha! You said 'blow.' " The gun had cleared the holster. Hmm, Nick was a short-tempered fellow these days. "I'm gonna count to ten. One. Seven. Nine. T – " "Hold it right there!" We both jumped like we'd been caught doing something nasty, and looked. Jessica the Terrible was stomping down the porch and across the driveway toward us. Quick as thought, Mr. Gun was back in his house, Mr. Holster. "Hi, babe, I thought you were sleeping." "Oh, Jess. I didn't know you were up." "Well?" She
you? Something. Anything." "Why don't you snack on Detective Berry?" Tina suggested. "That would make us all feel better." "You assholes stay away from me," Nick warned, backing up until his butt hit the kitchen door. "Then do not," my husband said, "let us keep you." Chapter 29 "Well, that was – " "Can you believe the nerve of that guy?" Jessica bitched, plunking down in the chair opposite Sinclair. "Asking me to marry him just so I'd move." "Perhaps it was the right question under
running around like that. His throat had been torn out. Among other things. "She found his scent in the garbage pile out back – the stuff the contractors left after they fixed the house," Garrett said. "We've followed it all night. She caught him alone and – well. You can see." "Sure can." Okay, there was another corpse in my foyer, and that was, under any circumstances, bad. But Marc and Jessica were out, and untouched by this. So I was at a total loss as to how to react: Great job? Naughty
werewolf? Thanks? Don't run off ever again on a murderous rampage, or I'll kick your ass? Murder bad? Murder good? I finally settled on concern for my friend. "For crying out loud, Antonia! You could have been killed! Bad, bad werewolf!" I was towering over her, shaking my finger (but not getting it too close to all those teeth). "This is the sort of thing that can get you killed, and then where would Garrett be without you? You were really sweet to try and solve our problem, but I don't want