Designer: Tim Kennedy
Company: Ashton Drake
Story Card Edit
Gene held her breath. The killer was going through her nightstand, looking for something. From her disadvantage point under her bed, Gene couldn't see the face. But if she lifted the frilly bedskirt just enough, maybe she could see a reflection in her dressing table mirror...
The crowd gasped as Gene closed the book. "And to find out if I saw the killer's face, you'll just have to buy your own copy of Gene Marshall--Teen Marshal: The Case of the Cos Cob Killer! Now, it's no mystery that our hosts have provided plenty of refreshment, so enjoy!"
This was Gene's first stop on the premiere book tour for the Gene Marshall--Teen Marshal series of teen mysteries. A teenaged Gene was the heroine, pressed into service as an honorary U.S. Marshal to combat crime in Cos Cob and around the world. Her mother and father were in it, too, with Dr Marshall becoming "Doc Marshall, Town Physician and Forensics Expert" and Mrs Marshall "Ma Marshall, Always There With Cookies and Advice"! The books were well-written and exciting--and Gene was thrilled to lend her name to the series.
She felt a tap on her shoulder. A young teen girl stood smiling behind her. "Miss Marshall, I was wondering..."
"Who the killer is? I'd love to tell you, but I'm bound to secrecy..."
"No." The girl blushed. "I just wondered who designed your suit. It's a killer!" And they laughed as they walked to the refreshment table.