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. extra north, on the Den of Antiquity vintage store in Charlotte, North Carolina, plucky owner Abigail Timberlake is astonished to benefit that she is the only inheitor of the Wiggins property. overdue Aunt Lula Mae used to be, finally, as far away 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 reasonable than Italian vintage. And moment, that there has been a truly priceless 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 demanding disappearance of a enjoyed one-and with nasty family members 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 critical trouble!
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Oh, Abby, when did that happen? I’ve been begging you to take classes with me at Chop a Block Karate School on Cherry Road. Begging for ages, and you keep turning me down. ” “Mama! I was just—well, trying to play it safe. Of course I don’t have a black belt. ” Mama smiled, the relief painfully evident in her eyes. She wants to do an activity with me—anything—so we can bond. Fortunately I live in Charlotte, and Mama lives across the state line in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Bonding activities are possible but not practical.
I don’t rightly know,” Mama said, and passed me the ace and king of hearts. “I didn’t speak to the 1 coroner himself. ” “Apparently she had a heart attack while bathing. And get this, Abby. ” Mama nodded. , Wynnell, and I all rolled our eyes. For Mama to call anyone strange was like the pot calling the kettle black—in every language on earth. My mama, Mozella Gaye Wiggins, dresses like June Cleaver. Her sister Marilyn not only dresses like Marilyn Monroe, but also claims the blond bombshell stole both her name and her style from my platinumcoiffed relative.
She was the last woman in Rock Hill to wear a hat and gloves to the supermarket. ” I breathed a huge sigh of relief. “I’m sorry I haven’t been spending much time with you lately. ” “Yes, and I’m grateful dear. ” “Of course. And we discussed before the problem of you getting a cat of your own. Like I said, a cat can live to be twenty years old. Maybe you should consider a dog. ” “I don’t want a pet! ” “Well, don’t we all,” I said with mock cheer. “Look, Mama, you have plenty of men friends. Many more than I.
A Penny Urned: A Den of Antiquity Mystery by Tamar Myers
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