By Tamar Myers
All that continues to be of Lula Mae Wiggins-who drowned in a bath of inexpensive champagne on New Year's Eve-now sits in an alleged Etruscan urn in Savannah, Georgia. additional 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 was once, in spite of everything, as far-off a relative as relatives 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 old. And moment, that there has been a really worthwhile 1793 one-cent piece taped to the interior lid. probably a coin assortment worthy hundreds of 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 irritating disappearance of a enjoyed one-and with nasty family members skeletons tumbling from the bushes 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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But I suppose you have the right to know. ” “Get out of town! ” Mama shook her head. ” Mama cleared her throat and patted her pearls. The necklace was a gift from my father shortly before he died, and to my knowledge Mama hasn’t once removed it in seventeen years. When Mama gets agitated, she strokes or pats her pearls. When things get truly bad, she twirls them. ” “He wouldn’t give me an exact number, dear. But he did recommend a real estate agent. Anyway, I should think it would be worth several hundred thousand.
About a mile down the road I turned around, and we searched again. Still no sign. Desperate, I turned around in the drive leading into Bonaventure Cemetery. In fact, I was so agitated at having missed the Velvet Paws sign I almost ran down a woman standing just outside the wrought-iron gates. Mama and I both gasped, and Mama even threw her arms protectively in front of her face. For one heart-stopping moment the woman stood there, just inches from my car, my headlights full on her, and the next second she was gone.
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. Fortunately he missed, or it would have been a spontaneous game of connect the dot with Lougee’s freckles.
A Penny Urned: A Den of Antiquity Mystery by Tamar Myers