By Tamar Myers
In a Treasure-Laden Mansion
Unflappable and inventive, Abigail Timberlake, vintage broker and proprietor of Charlotte, North Carolina's Den of Antiquity, is determined by her wisdom and savvy to authenitcate the proof from the fakes by way of both curios or humans. Her services makes Abby helpful to tremendously good-looking Tradd Maxwell Burton, filthy rich scion of the popular Latham relations. He wishes her to figure out the main worthy merchandise within the Latham mansion after which break up the proceeds of it along with her. A treasure hunt in an antique-filled manor? All Abby can say is "let the video games begin."
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Accompanied by way of her top female friend, C.J., Abby arrives on the property and is met with cool reserve, if no downright rudeness, from the contributors of the Latham extended family. attempting to perform Tradd's request, Abby unearths that she might reduce the loved ones stress with a knife. yet an individual has crushed her to it via stabbing a maid to dying with an old kris. abruptly all eyes are on C.J., whose fingerprints occur to be everywhere in the homicide weapon. it really is as much as Abby to take advantage of her knack for detecting forgeries to reveal the pretend alibi of the real killer.
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J. asked shamelessly. “That would be my brother Harold. His wife Sally drives the blue Jag. ” “Perhaps it’s genetic,” I mumbled. ” “The Caddie, dear. I was talking about the Caddie. My ex-husband Buford gets a new one every year. ” “Yeah? Well, that old clunker belongs to my cousin Alexandra Latham. ” “You don’t say! Well, personally I’d go for that pearlgray Mercedes over there—I mean if I had the money. ” “That belongs to Albert Jansen, my brother-in-law. ” “Fine as frog hair. Not a scratch on her—but the car was totaled.
Tradd cocked a sun-bleached eyebrow. ” If it was indeed kismet, a kitty wouldn’t stand in the way. ” “She’s absolutely passionate about them. Her last one—Mr. Tibbs—died last month. ” Broke and desperate as I was, it was finally an offer too good to refuse. “Okay, I’ll do it. I’ll go. ’s whoops of joy failed to drown out the sound of Greg slamming the door behind him. 3 M ama picked up before the phone could even ring. ” I swallowed my pride. It was the first solid food I’d had all day. ” In the ensuing silence permanent peace came to the Middle East, and Congress voted themselves a salary cut.
Latham said, reading my mind, “but she’s reliable. ” The tramp in question turned and flashed me an insolent grin. “I’ve never had planter’s punch before,” I said coolly. J. agreed. ” Foolishly, the matriarch bit. “I never heard of pollywog punch, child. ” Much to my surprise, Mrs. Latham smiled. ” “Ooh, I’d love to. ” “It’s an authentic English dish,” I explained to Mrs. Latham. ’s made it for me before. J. frowned. ” I said through gritted teeth. “My Aunt Calmia was born and raised in Shelby.
Baroque and Desperate: A Den of Antiquity Mystery by Tamar Myers