Here private detective, Jordan Almond, is visiting her hairdresser's boyfriend to see if she can't get to the bottom of why anyone would think Gerry would commit murder.
“I’m here to see Paddy Fitzgerald.” Sounding authoritative is sometimes half the work when getting into someplace you don’t belong. Not this time, but it was worth a shot.
“Do you have an appointment with Mr. Patrick Fitzgerald, ma’am?” She laid the emphasis on his first name so thick, I could almost hear the implied, ‘how dare you’.
If there’s one thing I hate worse than being condescended to, it’s being called ma’am. I clenched my hands, trying desperately not to leap over the chincy fake mahogany. “Nope. Just tell him Gerry sent me.”
“I’m afraid Mr. Fitzgerald is very busy at the moment…”
“I’m not kidding, missy. Tell him Gerry Fitzpatrick sent me or I’ll have to start shouting for him.” I smiled what I hoped was a cross between pretty and alligator. “Gerry was so very insistent I see Paddy this morning. Since it’s either upset you or upset my hairdresser, which do you think I’m going to pick?”
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