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. additional 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 real inheitor of the Wiggins property. past due Aunt Lula Mae used to be, in any case, 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 vintage. And moment, that there has been a truly beneficial 1793 one-cent piece taped to the interior lid. might be 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 demanding disappearance of a enjoyed one-and with nasty relations 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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As you know, your aunt, Miss Lula Mae Wiggins, left her entire estate to you. It—” “Excuse me, sir. I hate to be picky, but Lula Mae was not my aunt. She was some sort of a cousin. Second or third, I think. ’ ” He shook his head carefully and slowly, so as not to disturb his coiffure. “No, ma’am. ” “Where? ” Dewayne Kimbro passed me photocopies of several handwritten pages. ” I read the first paragraph. Not trusting my eyes, nor the effects of one glass of champagne, I reread it. It read the same.
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A Penny Urned: A Den of Antiquity Mystery by Tamar Myers