Baroque and Desperate (A Den of Antiquity Mystery) by Tamar Myers

By Tamar Myers

In a Treasure-Laden Mansion

Unflappable and ingenious, Abigail Timberlake, vintage broker and proprietor of Charlotte, North Carolina's Den of Antiquity, will depend on her wisdom and savvy to authenitcate the evidence from the fakes in terms of both curios or humans. Her services makes Abby beneficial to really good-looking Tradd Maxwell Burton, filthy rich scion of the popular Latham kin. He wishes her to figure out the main necessary 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 means of her most sensible female friend, C.J., Abby arrives on the property and is met with cool reserve, if no downright rudeness, from the participants of the Latham extended family. attempting to perform Tradd's request, Abby unearths that she may well lower the family rigidity with a knife. yet a person has overwhelmed her to it through stabbing a maid to loss of life with an old kris. unexpectedly all eyes are on C.J., whose fingerprints occur to be all around the homicide weapon. it truly is as much as Abby to exploit her knack for detecting forgeries to reveal the pretend alibi of the real killer.

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A game with rules and clues. And now my dears, it’s time for the first clue. ” Albert raised his hand. ” Edith glanced at her husband. J. asked. The rest of us contestants froze. “Well, it’s possible, you know. Once, when I was a little girl, Granny Ledbetter couldn’t find her dentures for almost a week. Couldn’t eat anything but grits and gravy. Turns out Cousin Orville tied them to a helium balloon he got at the carnival. ” Mrs. J. J. wouldn’t launch into a commercial for Cousin Orville’s pig teeth dentures.

The truth is, I had no idea what the total of Mama’s assets might be. Daddy was a traveling salesman for a Rock Hill clothing mill, and couldn’t have made a whole lot of money. Mama, I know, has never worked outside her home a day in her life, yet she seems relatively comfortable. When I got home I was going to have to ask her about her finances. For her sake, mind you, not mine. ” Tradd asked, and gestured toward the house. We followed him up the leaf-strewn walk to what looked like Tara on stilts.

Mama turned and gave me a wide-eyed, innocent look. ” Tradd grinned, sending roaches three blocks away scrambling for the cover of darkness. “No, ma’am. Just two younger brothers. J. looked like she was ready to tussle it out with Mama in the remains of the pork roast and mashed potatoes. I wanted to die. ” Tradd waved a bronze hand. Considering the weight of the gold tennis bracelet around his wrist, it was a wonder he could lift it at all. “No, ma’am, I’m not embarrassed. I hear this BAROQUE AND DESPERATE / 33 kind of thing all the time.

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