Can a walk in a park be the catalyst for a glimpse of the past?
Can a young couple’s wedding woes be turned into possibilities?
Can some of the edge be taken off of a mourning widow’s worries?
Can a day shelving books be the impetus for an epiphany experience?
The answers lie in the four vignettes that make up TWOMBLY TALES, an anthology in the Can Be Mysteries Series.
Glimpses into the lives of some of the people who live in the college town
of Twombly Illinois . . . where mysteries and surprises abound.
A WALK IN THE PARK
Emory Crawford takes a foggy, drizzly day walk in her favorite local park with her dog, Sophie. So how does it happen that while she’s there she sees a young couple
walking by the creek . . . under a sun drenched clear blue sky?
TODAY, TOMORROW AND THIRTY-FOUR WEEKS
Molly Crawford and Frederick Wilkinson are getting married.
Or are they eloping? In the midst of their mothers taking over all the wedding plans,
the decision is up for grabs.
Twombly College professor, Dr. Percy Pertle, has passed away.
His wife Marge hasn’t been in the best of health.
A tax accountant, she had already hoped to retire before tax season in the new year.
Now, she will also have to move out of the faculty home she’s lived in for fifty years.
Will she have to leave Twombly? What decisions will she make?
What lessons will she learn?
THE CURIOUS HAPPENING
DURING P.I.C.K. DAY AT THE LIBRARY
Is something evil lurking in the paranormal section of the Twombly College and City Library? Emory Crawford’s day take a dangerous turn while shelving books in the library’s stacks.
About the Author
When not playing with her story ideas you can find Pearl reading all sorts of books, knitting or crocheting, doing other arts and crafts, bird watching and photographing nature. She also plays bluegrass fiddle along with her banjo-picking husband.
The books in the Can Be Mysteries Series are reminiscent of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mysteries, which is why Pearl has chosen to characterize her stories as "Murder Genteel."