By Tamar Myers
All that is still of Lula Mae Wiggins-who drowned in a tub of inexpensive champagne on New Year's Eve-now sits in an alleged Etruscan urn in Savannah, Georgia. extra north, on the Den of Antiquity old store in Charlotte, North Carolina, plucky owner Abigail Timberlake is astonished to benefit that she is the only inheitor of the Wiggins property. past due Aunt Lula Mae used to be, in the end, as far away a relative as kinfolk can get.
Arriving in picturesque Savannah, Abby makes a few startling discoveries. First, that Lula Mae's ultimate resting pot is extra American affordable than Italian vintage. And moment, that there has been a really necessary 1793 one-cent piece taped to the interior lid. probably a coin assortment worthy thousands is hidden one of the deceased's worldly possessions-making Lula's passoing extra suspicious than orginally surmised. With the unusual visual appeal of a voodoo preistess coupled with the hectic disappearance of a enjoyed one-and with nasty kinfolk skeletons tumbling from the timber like acorns-Abby must locate her penny auntie's killer p.d.q...or she'll be as much as her ashes in severe trouble!
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Even worse, what if he continued to model? What a mistake that would be! I didn’t want to contemplate a faux pas faux pa who primped. The third floor, alas, was deserted. There was just one door for Kimbro, Rathbun & Cohen, and I knocked until my knuckles were sore. ” I wailed. “We rest,” Mama said, and sat on the top step. I joined her. The thick navy carpet made it a comfortable seat. The peach walls were easy on the eyes. “So, Mama, what’s going on with you and men? ” This from a woman who wears a full circle skirt puffed up by crinolines, patent leather heels, and always carries a matching purse.
This ferocious beast,” I said, after Mama and I had introduced ourselves, “is Dmitri Timberlake. He’s eight years old. ” Dmitri produced a moan that sounded like it had escaped from the gates of hell. ” I smiled at Lougee. “I don’t know what’s gotten into him. ” Lougee had the grace to return my smile. “Strange place, long car ride, it’s not so unusual. Maybe he smells other cats. Maybe dogs. ” “No, ma’am. ” “That explains it, then. He’s just insecure. But he’ll adjust. ” She reached out again, and this time Dmitri swiped at her with a paw.
Raynatta beamed and waggled a finger sporting a rock so large and clear, it could only have been cubic zirconia. If not, well, I had no objection to changing my name to Abigail Lizard. Or course, the cigars would have to go. ” Ralph laughed again. ” He thrust a business card at me, which I reluctantly took. “My home phone number is on there as well. ” I shoved the card in my purse. “She was my cousin, not my aunt, and I haven’t even seen the place. ” His frown was barely perceptible. On a man with hair it might have gone unnoticed.
A Penny Urned: A Den of Antiquity Mystery by Tamar Myers