By Tamar Myers
A pretend Van Gogh while North Carolina vintage broker Abigail Timberlake makes a bid of $150.99 on a very lousy replica of Van Gogh's The Starry evening, she's simply attempting to win Mama's approval via assisting the church public sale. with a bit of luck, she'll make her a reimbursement at the appealing gold old body. Little does she anticipate she's obtained herself a fortune...and loads of hassle. A masterpiece to kill for whilst her ex-boyfriend exhibits up and gives ten dollars for the gruesome Starry evening, Abby pops the body and is surprised to find hidden in the back of the pretend Van Gogh canvas a multi-million greenback misplaced artwork treasure. without notice she's a well-liked girl in her outdated place of birth, and her first stopover at is from Gilbert Sweeney, her schoolyard sweetheart (according to him), who claims the family's portray used to be donated by means of mistake. yet social calls fast flip from great to nasty as it is published that the mysterious masterpiece conceals a dismal and lethal prior and a few modern day misconduct that threatens to rock the Rock Hill social constitution to its center. somebody it appears thinks the artwork is worthy killing for, and Abby understands she greater unravel the key scandal and a number of murders prior to she finally ends up buried six ft lower than a starry evening.
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Wouldn’t turn me down. C. , formerly known as Jane Cox but affectionately known as Calamity Jane, may be an egg short of an omelet, but she’s a darn good sport. Who else would explore a 32 / Tamar Myers haunted southern mansion with me at night or drive up to Pennsylvania with me on a moment’s notice? Besides, the girl worshipped me. Yup, C. J. it would be. But first I made another call. 4 M uch to my surprise, Hortense Simms answered on the first ring. And she answered in person. I would have thought for sure that a famous author like her would have a staff to field her calls.
He drank, smoke, and cheated, and that was just in Sunday School. In civilian life, he got my friend Debbie Lou pregnant and refused to marry her. In those days, marriage was the honorable thing to do, but it surprised no one when Gilbert left her standing—literally—at the altar. “Gilbert, it’s late. ” “I saw you too, Gilbert. Now if you’ll excuse me—” “What I mean is, I saw you bid on the painting I 26 / Tamar Myers donated. ” “Thank you, Gilbert, but my one hundred and fifty dollars and ninety-nine cents will barely make a dent in the van fund.
If I would have known what a fool he was going to make of himself, I wouldn’t have agreed to donate that service to the auction. I would much rather have given money directly to the youth group. ” Two different stories so far—neither probably straight. I wasn’t about to turn my painting over to Horty, and I doubted Greg would part with his, either. J. “Horty, dear, it’s been very nice talking to you. I’ve got to go now, but next time I’m at the Bookworm, I’m buying a copy of your book. ” “Abby, wait.