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 real inheitor of the Wiggins property. past due Aunt Lula Mae was once, in spite of everything, 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 old. And moment, that there has been a really beneficial 1793 one-cent piece taped to the interior lid. might be 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 hectic 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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Well, dear, I thought it might be nice if the four of us made the trip together. J. and Wynnell do. Besides, Wynnell is married. ” “Actually, I can,” Wynnell said. ” She lowered her voice, although there was no danger of anyone else hearing. “And Ed’s decided to work at home for the next two weeks. They’re remodeling an office next to his, and you know how he is about dust. Anyway, he’s been home one day, and already he’s driving me crazy. Besides, you’ll need a car to get around in when you’re down there.
Asked. “Yuck,” Wynnell said. ” “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.
Stopping just below us, both the man and the woman held out their hands so Mama and I were obliged to shake them. Clearly the couple wanted us to tell our names as well. “I’m her mother,” Mama said cagily. “And I’m her daughter,” I said, proving I could be just as cagey. Ralph Lizard stoked his stogie with cheeks like bellows. ” I coughed and waved my hand to clear the air. ” Mama asked in a tight little voice. “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.
A Penny Urned: A Den of Antiquity Mystery by Tamar Myers