"words to die by" written in blood

Below is a excerpt from chapter one of the upcoming Kate Taylor Mystery novel, Words To Die By from the mind of Lexis Calling. Enjoy!

CHAPTER ONE

Monday morning, November 18, 2013

    “Well, how did I get here?”
        – “Once in a Lifetime,” David Byrne and Talking Heads

Barely a day out of the looney bin and there I was, staring down at my neighbor’s mutilated corpse. Less than twenty-four hours since I’d said goodnight to Olive Morgan, and there on the floor at the foot of the bed lay her body, slashed and bruised and twisted amid sheets dyed crimson with blood.

And just as the coppery smell of that blood was about to send me reeling, just as my sobs began to devolve into a panicked yawping for air, my eyes skittered to the vanity mirror that tilted downward toward the corpse.

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