Antiques dealer Abby Timberlake Washburn is thrilled when
the Mrs. Amelia Shadbarkâ€”doyenne of Charleston societyâ€”
invites her to broker a pricey collection of Lalique glass
sculpture. These treasures will certainly boost business
at the Den of Antiquity, and maybe hoist Abby into the
upper crustâ€”which would please her class-conscious mom,
Mozella, no end. Alas, Abby's fragile dream is soon
shattered when Mrs. Shadbark meets a foul, untimely end.
And as the last known visitor to the victim's palatial
abode, Abby's being pegged by the local law as suspect
Numero Uno. Of course there are other possible killersâ€”
including several dysfunctional offspring and a handyman
who may have been doing more for the late Mrs. S than
fixing her leaky faucets. But Abby's the one who'll have
to piece the shards of this deadly puzzle togetherâ€”or else
face a fate far worse than a mere seven years of bad luck!