By Jacklyn Brady
Pastry chef Rita Lucero's Mardi Gras social gathering turns funereal whilst one of her site visitors is located useless after a public struggle together with her uncle-leaving Rita no selection yet to discover the genuine killer and transparent her uncle's name...
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