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 profit that she is the only inheitor of the Wiggins property. overdue Aunt Lula Mae was once, 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 worthy 1793 one-cent piece taped to the interior lid. maybe 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 relatives 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 severe trouble!
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I glared at Mama, who of course didn’t notice. “Maybe you should go down to Savannah to pick up Lula Mae’s cremains. After all, you were married to her cousin. And I’ll bet you anything you pretended to be me on the phone when Mr. ” Silence. ” Mama sighed. “I can’t believe your attitude, dear. I should think you’d jump at the chance to do this. ” “The Etruscan urn is most probably a fake,” I said, speaking from experience. “And besides, what do you propose that I do? ” Mama squirmed. “Well, I don’t see that we have a choice, dear.
This happened on my forty-fifth birthday. Tweetie, I think, was twenty then. In retrospect I’m surprised Buford didn’t trade me in for two twenty-year-olds. Perhaps the cost of silicone was especially high. At any rate, Buford is a divorce attorney and has 9 more connections than a set of TinkerToys. Before I knew it, he had the house, our bank accounts, but most importantly, our son, Charlie. Susan, thank God, was on her own by then. I had to scramble to support myself, but I managed. Today I more than manage.
And girl, I’ve been waiting. ” 31 “Miss Amy say you’d be here at five on the nose. ” “Little white girl over there in the north corner. Drowned in the Savannah River when she just nine. Miss Amy see everything. Know everything, too. ” “Mama,” I muttered. J. ” 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.