Sunday, December 15, 2013
Chatting with Lydia
Marilyn: Why did you move to Twin Lakes?
Lydia: After my beloved husband Izzy died, I figured it was time to make changes in my life. My daughter Meredith suggested that I move to this retirement community only minutes from her home. It seemed like a good idea, and so I sold my business and my house in Queens, and moved to Twin Lakes out in Suffolk County.
Marilyn: Are you glad you made the move?
Lydia: Not at first. I love my granddaughters, but Meredith had me babysitting constantly. She was very moody—happy one day, nervous the next. I began to suspect something fishy was going on. Where was she going? What was she doing? I found out soon enough. Since I don’t want to besmirch my daughter’s reputation, I won’t say another word on the subject.
Marilyn: I understand, but readers will find out Meredith’s big secret.
Lydia: I suppose that can’t be helped.
Marilyn: To change the subject, you caused a major disturbance at Bingo, your first venture into Twin Lakes activities. Care to talk about that?
Lydia: I appreciate having the opportunity to explain exactly what took place that evening. My neighbor introduced me to a man I knew to be a convicted embezzler. What’s more, this very man drove my baby sister to take her own life. I merely exposed him and his phony new name, which didn’t suit his wife, Claire. And so…we had words.
Marilyn: I understand Claire was found murdered the following morning.
Lydia: Yes, that was sad.
Marilyn: Detective Molina thought you might have killed her, given the evidence.
Lydia: I had an alibi!
Marilyn: What do you think of Detective Molina?
Lydia: What do I think of Sol? As a detective or as a man?
Marilyn: However you choose to answer.
Lydia: He’s very…nice. Good looking. And he’s a pretty good detective. Of course living in Twin Lakes, I had more opportunities to question, that is, talk to the residents.
Marilyn: What did you learn in the course of helping to solve the Twin Lakes murders.
Lydia: That everyone has secrets, secrets that often reach far back into the past.
Lydia and I welcome your comments and questions
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