Business isn't booming for antiques dealer Abigail
Timberlake Washburn. A local rug store is luring away her
customers with its rock-bottom prices. Eager to check out
the competition, Abby is delighted to find a priceless
Persian amid the cut-rate carpetsâ€”and shocked when
Gwendolyn Spears, the store's beleaguered owner, begs her
to take it home! Abby feels more than a little guilty
about getting such a great deal . . . especially when
Gwendolyn is found dead the next morning.
Investigating the brutal murder, Abby soon discovers that
the prized Orientals of Charleston's society dames are
nothing more than cheap fakes . . . and that a dangerous
thief will do anything to pull the rug out from under her.