The Fashion Model Detective Novel
First, an earring went missing. Just the one earring, not the pair, which made no sense. Yet, when the model stepped from the runway and whirled into the dressing room, laughing and delighted at the success of the show—there was the singleton earring. Gordon’s Jewelers, the store showing the earrings, was upset that an expensive piece of jewelry had disappeared, and the owner made noises about not participating in any more fashion shows. But eventually the flap died down.
Then the model went missing.
And that, to me, was much more serious.