So Faux, So Good (A Den of Antiquity Mystery) by Tamar Myers

By Tamar Myers

Each SHROUD HAS A SILVER LINING Abigail Timberlake, proprietor of the Den of Antiquity, hasn't ever been happier. She is ready to marry the fellow of her desires AND has simply outbid all different Charlotte, North Carolina, old purchasers for a stupendous English tea provider. Then Mama (who is operating off to be a nun) stops through to bring an early marriage ceremony current, and it rains on Abby's parade. The unique tea carrier Abby paid substantial dollars for has a dual. A frazzled Abby reveals extra difficulty on her doorstep -- actually -- whilst an area auctioneer mysteriously collapses outdoor her store and a press clipping of her engagement declaration turns up within the pockets of a useless guy. (Obviously she will not be getting a marriage current from him.) Tracing the deceased to a small city within the Pennsylvania Dutch nation, Abby heads above the Mason-Dixon Line to look for clues to the origins of fake tea prone. observed through a trio of eccentric buyers and her cherished yet stressed-out cat, she longs for her Southern native land as she confronts a menagerie of doubtful characters. Digging for solutions, Abby realizes that she may perhaps simply be digging her personal grave in -- horrors! -- Yankeeland.

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There was a long silence. I could almost hear the cogs in Greg’s brain turning, as if he needed a little oil. The man is bright, but not brilliant, if you know what I mean. Thinking fast on his feet has never been his forte. ” “Her flight doesn’t leave for forty-five minutes. I might be able to catch her. ” “But then she’d have to know her present was a fake,” I wailed. ” “You are so rude,” I said, and then hung up so he could get to the airport in time. I didn’t just sit and twiddle my thumbs while Greg talked Mama out of donning a lifetime habit.

That makes me wonder how many others there are. ” He rolled his eyes. It is a gesture I hate just as much when it comes from unrelated adults, as when it comes from my own two kids. “Or,” I drawled, “maybe it was made right here. Do you have a basement, Mr. ” I was hoping that he would flinch. I surely didn’t expect his meaty fist to come down on the Wooten that hard. “You have one hell of a nerve, little missy. That damn silver was authenticated by Mr. Expert himself. ” I squiggled my left ear with the tip of my little finger.

Don’t get your hopes up, Abby. That’s highly unlikely. ” It was a sunny morning and we had no trouble finding the many little abrasions that even the best cared for objects will accrue over the length of two hundred years. But although corresponding areas on both sets showed wear, none of the marks were identical. I was exultant. “Aha! Look there! That’s a small dent. And see that long, thin scratch? This sugar bowl doesn’t have a dent there. ” “Hold your horses, Abby. ” He shrugged. ” “That’s ridiculous.

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