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)

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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?

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