In this short story prequel, Trixie and her friends Berklie and Sophie consider themselves typical 30-something females until someone turns up murdered in their newly opened bookstore/wine bar. They thought they would be living out their dream in their new shop, not trying to catch a killer. Who killed Sylvia and why? Was one of them the intended target?
Trixie and her friends Berklie and Sophie are excited about the opening of Read/Wine, their new business venture of a bookstore/wine bar. All is going well until they happen to find a dead body in the shop - and that wasn't part of the business plan. All signs point to Berklie, since it was her ex-husband's lover who was murdered. Trixie knows Berklie didn’t murder Sylvia - so who did?
Trixie, Berklie, and Sophie are enjoying the success of their bookstore/coffee shop/wine bar, Read-Wine, and planning for Sophie's upcoming wedding when they start receiving hang up calls. At first they chalk it up to a wrong number but soon the caller reveals himself. It's Stephen making good on his threat. He wants his money back. The fact that the police confiscated it doesn't matter to him. He wants it back and has given them a deadline. A deadline they need to meet before anyone else ends up dead.