Murder on the Side Street by Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty
by Barb Goffman
From the anthology Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices (L & L Dreamspell 2011)
Imagine Gladys, the nosy neighbor from Bewitched, and you’ve got Sadie, the protagonist of this story. Sadie befriends Margie, who has just moved in down the street. Margie hires a personal aide, Olga. Nosy Margie sees that Olga, who has a Russian accent, has all this expensive clothing and jewelry and gets picked up from work each day by a Lincoln Town Car. She’s sure Olga’s in the Russian mob. When Olga ends up shot dead, Margie feels pretty satisfied with herself. But who really did kill Olga and why?