As owner of the Den of Antiquity, recently divorced (but never bitter!) Abigail Timberlake is accustomed to delving into the past, searching for lost treasurers and navigating the cutthroat world of rival dealers at flea markets and auctions. Still, she never thought she’d be putting her expertise in mayhem and detection to other use until crotchety “junque” dealer, Abbey’s Aunt Eulonia Wiggins, was found murdered!
Although Abigail is puzzled by the instrument of death, an exquisite antique bell pull that Aunt Eulonia never would have had the taste to acquire, she’s willing to let the authorities find the culprit. But now, Auntie’s priceless lace collection is missing, and somebody’s threatened Abby’s most priceless possession: her son, Charlie. It’s up to Abby to put the murdered “on the block”.
This is a great murder mystery with a little southern humor throughout the book.