Author of the Antipodean Queen magical steampunk trilogy, and the Heest magical pirate trilogy for tweens (both published by OdysseyBooks.com), plus an increasing list of interactive fiction (listed at ifdb.tads.org).
Laramie is quite a character, and it's interesting that she thinks either Elan or Roshan have been visiting Adelle's house for weeks.
I'm wondering if Naomi was secretly seeing one of them there. My money's on Elan - it would explain why he's been acting weirdly, and why he's so upset by Naomi's death. Adelle also mentioned that she'd finally met Roshan and Penny at the birthday party. It seems unlikely that Roshan could have visited her house frequently if she hadn't met him before that night.
Does anyone else think it's a bit strange that neither Drew nor Elan could identify loose tobacco?