By Tamar Myers
Pickled...Then Potted 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 inheitor of the Wiggins property. overdue Aunt Lula Mae was once, in any case, as far away a relative as family 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 really helpful 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 stressful disappearance of a enjoyed one-and with nasty relatives 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 deep trouble!
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I drew a blank. ” I whispered. “Lord, Abby, don’t expect me to remember. ” The door started to close. ” There was the scrabble of chain, and the door swung open to reveal a strikingly beautiful woman. 36 Tamar Myers Skin like that seldom, if ever, saw the sun, and either she owed parts of her body to the hands of a skillful surgeon, or she’d been blessed with exceptional genes. Of course, no one is perfect, and this woman was wearing a white T-shirt and white slacks. I’m sure Mama was ﬁt to be tied.
That was meant to be code, but when it comes to things like this, Mama is as subtle as Tammy Faye’s makeup. ” Diamond’s laugh was like gravel rattling in a galvanized bucket. “Yes, ma’am, I be crazy. ” Mama said, and puffed her crinolines. “Yes, ma’am, you is. ” Diamond tapped me on the shoulder. ” “Let’s ride. Let’s get us a move on. ” “I haven’t a clue. ” The back driver’s side door opened. ” “Give Amy our best, dear,” Mama said. No doubt she rolled her eyes. “Yes, ma’am. ” “Somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen,” Mama said primly.
My Aunt Lulu Mae,” I said through gritted teeth. “Oh, that aunt,” Mama said, just as innocently as you please. 6 I dug my nails into the base of Mama’s neck. “That feels good,” Mama crooned. “It isn’t supposed to. Now, spill it, Mama. Why did you lie about Lula Mae? ” “Like what? ” I dug so deep, I swear I could feel her pelvic bones. Mama’s sigh was one of pleasure. ” I did and I didn’t. I have gay friends, Rob and Bob—the Rob-Bobs, I call them—and Mama is very fond of them. Rob happens to be Jewish, and Mama has no problems with that either.
A Penny Urned (Den of Antiquity) by Tamar Myers