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 vintage 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, in spite of everything, as far away a relative as relatives 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 old. And moment, that there has been a really invaluable 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 traumatic 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 critical trouble!
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Virtually free of trucks, traffic is light, and I always make as good if not better time as I do on the interstate. But then again, I have a Carolina license plate. Buford once told me of an Ohio couple who got lost on a Carolina back road, stopped at a police station to ask directions, and, to make a long story short, ended up making license plates for the state of South Carolina. At any rate, I didn’t plan to stop, but it was lunchtime when we reached Denmark, and Wynnell made me pull over to the Little China House.
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! ” He nodded, eager to get on.
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.