Abigail Timberlake Washburn, petite but feisty proprietor of Charleston's Den of Antiquity antiques shop, stopped speaking to best friend and temporary decorating partner Wynnell Crawford a month ago -- after questioning her choice of a cheap, three-foot-high replica of Michaelangelo's David to adorn the garden of a local bed-and-breakfast. But now Wynnell has broken the silence with one phone call ... from prison! It seems the b&b owner has been fatally beaned -- allegedly by the same tacky statue -- and Wynnell's been fingered by the cops for the bashing. But Abby suspects there's more to this well-sculpted slaying than initially meets the eye, and she wants to take a closer look at the not-so-bereaved widower and the two very odd couples presently guesting at the hostelry. Because if bad taste was a capital crime, Wynnell would be guilty as sin -- but she's certainly no killer!
|Series:||Den of Antiquity Series , #11|
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About the Author
Tamar Myers is the author of the Belgian Congo series and the Den of Antiquity series as well as the Pennsylvania-Dutch mysteries. Born and raised in the Congo, she lives in North Carolina.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Abigail 'Abby' Washburn was the petite and feisty owner of 'Den of Antiquity', an antiques shop in Charleston, South Carolina. When Marina Webbfingers offered Abby the job of decorating the rooms of the B&B, Abby accepted. Abby's best friend, Wynnell Crawford, did the garden. The two friends stopped speaking when they disagreed over a cheap, three-foot-high replica of Michelangelo's David that Wynnell placed in the garden. ............................. Death, disease, and mystery seemed to follow Abby where ever she went. So it should not have surprised Abby when Wynnell called her from prison. Mrs. Webbfingers had been bludgeoned to death by the statue in the garden. (The statue was later found in the harbor.) The suspects were numerous, at least to Abby. None of the current guests were who they claimed to be and Mr. Webbfingers failed to look like the grieving husband. But the police fingered Wynnell, who had just finished a very heated, verbal spat with the B&B owner. ................................ ***** Abby could very well be considered a female, modern day type, Sherlock Holmes. Well, except for the fact that while reading the novel Abby had me laughing aloud at the most embarrassing times. Here is a tongue-in-cheek type of mystery that will have you laughing one moment and then seriously considering the facts the next. I dare anyone to test their wits with this story! Excellent characters and an extremely well thought out plot that I highly recommend to all. *****
Delightful light reading with just the right ballance of intrigue and humor. Interesting characters caught up in mystery.