Petite, indomitable North Carolinian Abigail Timberlake rose gloriously up from the ashes of divorce – parlaying her savvy about exquisite old things into a thriving antiques enterprise: the Den of Antiquity. Now she's a force to be reckoned with in Charlotte's close-knit world of mavens, eccentrics and cuttthroat dealers. But a superb, gilt-edged 18th-century French armoire she purchased for a song at estate auction has just arrived along with something she didn't pay for: a dead body.
Introduction The look on her face changed when I told her what I had planned. I told her in no uncertain terms that I had booked a hotel room and she had two options: she either meets me at the hotel for love making when her shift finished at 6 PM, or I would call the immigration guys to come pick her up as she had a fake visa and she was in the…
Suddenly her shop is a crime scene – and closed to the public during the busiest shopping season of the year – so Abigail is determined to speed the lumbering police investigation along. But amateur sleuthing is leading the feisty antiques expert into a murderous mess of dysfunctional family secrets. And the next cadaver found stuffed into fine old furniture could wind up being Abigail's own.