By Tamar Myers
Pickled...Then Potted 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. 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 real inheitor of the Wiggins property. past due Aunt Lula Mae was once, finally, as far-off a relative as relatives 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 truly necessary 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 anxious disappearance of a enjoyed one-and with nasty family members 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 stepped inside. “Who were you expecting? ” “Well, I was hoping for someone named Bjorn. Or Sven. ” I staggered over to the couch and collapsed. ” I gasped. Not from surprise but from exertion. Nothing Mama could do would shock me. A PENNY URNED 47 “Well, I must have gotten whiplash from that horrible fright I got last night in front of the cemetery. ” “No. But you know I don’t take no for an answer, don’t you, dear? ” “I see. J. ” “They both have hangovers, but they’re out doing the tourist thing.
It consisted of six compartments, three on either side of the door. Each compartment was approximately three feet wide, three feet deep, and four feet high. The main ﬂoor was concrete slab, but halfway up the back wall of each cubicle was a carpet-covered sleeping shelf. The doors were metal with wide mesh screen. There was a full water dish and what appeared to be fresh cat food. Above all, and much to my great relief, the cattery was clean. Five of the six cages were occupied, and their inhabitants regarded us with baleful muteness.
My only thought was that she had fallen. I hadn’t felt a thud, but perhaps I’d hit her just hard enough to knock her off balance. I jammed the gear into Park and jumped out of the car. ” I screamed. ” But there was no one there. No one at all. Just the hard pavement of the drive and a fallen clump of Spanish moss. I got on my hands and knees and looked under the car. No one. “This is too spooky for me,” Mama said. ” “Straw hat? Bright orange top? ” “And the beads,” Mama said. ” “Yes. ” Call me a chicken, but I got in before her.