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 by way of both curios or humans. Her services makes Abby worthwhile to incredibly good-looking Tradd Maxwell Burton, filthy rich scion of the well known Latham relatives. He wishes her to figure out the main helpful merchandise within the Latham mansion after which break up the proceeds of it together 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 top female friend, C.J., Abby arrives on the property and is met with cool reserve, if no downright rudeness, from the individuals of the Latham extended family. attempting to perform Tradd's request, Abby unearths that she may minimize the family rigidity with a knife. yet a person has overwhelmed her to it through stabbing a maid to dying with an historic kris. all at once all eyes are on C.J., whose fingerprints occur to be everywhere in the homicide weapon. it truly is as much as Abby to exploit her knack for detecting forgeries to show the pretend alibi of the true killer.

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I glared at my progenitor. ” Mama chirped obliviously. ” Tradd’s golden eyes were already busily scanning the living room, no doubt judging Mama, and by extension me, by her 1950s decor. Mama seated us at the dining room table, Tradd on her right. J. on her left. I was, of course, at the opposite end, far out of kicking range. In all fairness, it was a delicious lunch and my mother behaved herself admirably until dessert. ” “Mama, please,” I hissed. Mama turned and gave me a wide-eyed, innocent look.

This—” she patted the arm of a ravishing redhead beside her, “is my granddaughter, Alexandra Latham. ” “No, ma’am,” we promised. “Hello,” Alexandra said softly. ” I, for one, wanted to gag. Alexandra was the perfect late-twentieth-century southern belle. Physically she was flawless, from her straight teeth to BAROQUE AND DESPERATE / 45 the tips of her pedicured toes. Each auburn hair was in place, and her periwinkle eyes neither needed nor received any makeup to enhance them. The last skin I saw that smooth and white was on a baby’s bottom.

I guess it makes sense. ” “For sure. Believe me, when I come into money again, and if I live to a ripe old age, I’ll dispense my goodies as I so please. My children are both sound of body and mind, and as such, need to make their own way in this world. ” 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.

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