The dark blue sunglasses lay on the dark blue beach towel with the bright red roses on it. One lens reflected four cupcakes, two chocolate and two caramel, melting in the summer sun. The other lens reflected fire, and the earthly remains of Mark Andrew Gaston, senior cancer consultant at Marseille's Bayview Clinic.
The lenses distorted the human remains just as they distorted the melting cupcakes, but did nothing to show who had brought the cupcakes any more than they showed who had brought the illustrious doctor there to be killed.
Longueuil Langlois, chief of detectives with the Sureté in Paris, was called down to Marseille to help the already overworked force in the Mediterranean seaport. His job was to show what the only witness, the reflecting sunglasses, could not show. His job was to solve the mystery.
Author Cor Irwin has another winner here. (150 words including title)
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