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 old store in Charlotte, North Carolina, plucky owner Abigail Timberlake is astonished to profit that she is the only real inheitor of the Wiggins property. past due Aunt Lula Mae used to be, finally, as far away a relative as family can get.
Arriving in picturesque Savannah, Abby makes a number of startling discoveries. First, that Lula Mae's ultimate resting pot is extra American affordable than Italian vintage. And moment, that there has been a truly invaluable 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 worrying disappearance of a enjoyed one-and with nasty kin 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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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. Why, there’s Phil at church. And Bill at Shepherd’s Center. ” “I don’t want just a man’s friendship.
Since you could not be immediately located, I took the liberty of delivering the urn myself. ” “Good. ” Yes, I thought. How does a hard-working, clean-living, law-abiding citizen suddenly find herself in possession of the ashes of an aunt she never knew existed? What guarantee did I have that tomorrow something even more bizarre wouldn’t turn up in my life?
A Penny Urned: A Den of Antiquity Mystery by Tamar Myers