By Tamar Myers
All that is still 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 real inheitor of the Wiggins property. past due Aunt Lula Mae used to be, finally, 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 old. And moment, that there has been a truly priceless 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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J. and Wynnell were still somewhere out on the town. I won the coin toss and the privilege of sleeping at the edge of the bed. At exactly ten minutes after midnight—I looked at the bedside clock—the door opened, and our friends tiptoed in. One or both of the ladies smelled like a brewery. No doubt they’d switched from cola early in the evening. At any rate, they made very little sound getting into bed but once there immediately began snoring like the drunks they were. I put up with the double assault of auditory and olfactory abuse for about a minute, and then quite wisely sought the couch.
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.
The glasses fell back into place. ” “Well, it’s that part about her being my aunt. ” “Ma’am, let me get this straight. ” “No, sir. But what if I get all this stuff, and then someone proves later that they are the niece to whom Lula Mae is referring. ” For the first time he smiled. “It is my professional opinion that were this to be the case, your ownership would still stand. ” The smile receded. “Ma’am, your aunt appointed me executor of her will, and that is what I intend to do. ” “No, no, I believe you!
A Penny Urned: A Den of Antiquity Mystery by Tamar Myers