Saturday, July 28, 2018

28 July 2018

As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where the participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.

For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors I have yet another snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. This snippet continues on from last week as Philippe explains what he knows about the situation surrounding the stolen diary. Enjoy!

Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
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          …And even if I could provide such proof, the seller has chosen to remain anonymous.”
          “I don't understand. How can he sell it if no one knows who he is?”
          “There is to be a private auction. Interested parties have been invited to attend at the offices of a lawyer and make their bids on the basis of two letters of authentication obtained from experts, and--” He hesitated. “An affidavit that purports to prove the seller's legal ownership.”
          “His legal ownership?” Paula stared at de Valois, positive she'd misunderstood. “That's impossible.
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Nine months ago, within hours of purchasing a valuable antiquarian diary for their grandfather, Paula Sinclair's brother, Eric, was killed by a car bomb and the diary disappeared.

Private investigator, Luc Dupré, along with the police, insist the diary was destroyed in the explosion. Paula isn't convinced. No trace of either the diary or Eric's briefcase was found in the rubble, and she takes it to mean the diary was stolen. The diary wasn't insured and with the bank still owed half a million dollars, Paula cannot sit idly by and watch her beloved grandfather forced into bankruptcy.

Following a mysterious phone call and a series of cryptic postcards, Paula returns to Paris to hear a rumor that the diary is being offered for sale by secret auction. She also finds out that the diary once belonged to Luc's family. When her relationship with Luc takes a sudden change from business to personal, she's positive he's using her and his job to get it back.
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  1. Oh, there's definitely a hint into the ownership there. I think.

  2. Hmm. Could it be a friend of her brother's?

  3. Oh, the questions continue! Great snippet!

  4. Outstanding snippet. I so enjoy your writing.

  5. Well, that an interesting bit of information! Wonder what her next move will be?

  6. Oooo Keep going and tell us more!

  7. Curious info. I'm intrigued to know more.

  8. This is so intriguing, I just wanted to rad on.

  9. Your snippet raises a lot of questions. Like ownership?