By Tamar Myers
Pickled...Then Potted 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. 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 inheitor of the Wiggins property. past due Aunt Lula Mae used to be, finally, as far-off a relative as relations 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 really necessary 1793 one-cent piece taped to the interior lid. possibly 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 nerve-racking disappearance of a enjoyed one-and with nasty kin 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 deep trouble!
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I kissed Dmitri. ” “And each cat gets an hour turn-out in the common walkway here, if they want. ” 38 Tamar Myers Quarters? Now that was a generous use of the word! Still, I had seen worse, and beggars can’t be choosers. I lowered my precious to the ﬂoor. “Mama will be back soon, dear. ” Lord only knows why it is that folks like me talk human baby talk to a feline with a walnut-size brain. But there you have it. Now, I’m not claiming that Dmitri understood my words of comfort, but he did feel conﬁdent enough to wiggle free from my grip and gingerly inspect the cage.
Lougee Hawkins,” she said, and extended her hand. She had large brown eyes that were warm and welcoming. Never mind that her hair resembled a haystack that had been through a wind tunnel. Mama shook her hand, but I couldn’t, because Dmitri was struggling. Lougee leaned over to pet him, but when her hand came within six inches of him, he hissed. “This ferocious beast,” I said, after Mama and I had introduced ourselves, “is Dmitri Timberlake. He’s eight years old. ” Dmitri produced a moan that sounded like it had escaped from the gates of hell.
Dewayne Kimbro pushed the heavy glasses up and massaged his eyes with sausage ﬁngers. ” “Well, actually Daddy was born in Madison, Georgia, but he grew up in Atlanta. ” 44 Tamar Myers “Yes, sir. Timberlake is my married name. ” “Well, ma’am, then I believe we have established that it is you mentioned in this will. ” He read the entire document aloud, and I followed along. Well, to be honest, I touched base every couple of paragraphs. The rest of the time my mind bounced all over the place, wanting to think about anything other than the fact that Daddy, and Mama too, had lied to me my entire life.
A Penny Urned (Den of Antiquity) by Tamar Myers