By Tamar Myers
The Corpse Is within the Mail Den of Antiquity proprietress Abigail Timberlake's Halloween dress social gathering is a roaring success—until an unforeseen hearth sends the panicked site visitors fleeing from Abby's emporium. One exiting reveler she is barely too chuffed to work out the again of is Tweetie "Little Bo Peep" Timberlake—unfaithful spouse of Abby's faithless ex, Buford. yet now not lengthy after the conflagration is introduced less than regulate, the previous Mrs. T. discovers an surprising go well with of armor in her condo. And filled within is the seriously siliconed, no-longer-living physique of the present Mrs. T. definitely a few enraged collector of medieval chain mail has despatched Abby this lethal supply. yet diving into their eccentric ranks may turn out a deadly proposition for the plucky antiques dealer/amateur sleuth. or even a steel swimsuit will not be adequate to guard Abby from the vicious and vindictive attentions of a crazed killer.
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Her torch, thank heavens, was still extinguished. ” It sounded more like a demand than a question. I tried to glare at Lady Liberty, but lacked the spirit. The woman might be a menace at a costume party, and is as stubborn as a room full of twoyear-olds, but she is a very competent shop assistant. If I sacked Irene, I was going to have to hustle more than I cared to, or else break in a new assistant. The latter was a prospect about as daunting as my impending marriage. Don’t get me wrong, I’m eager to wed Greg.
To my surprise, I found the room empty. “Well, if that doesn’t beat everything,” I said aloud. ” I whirled, and in the process lost my balance. The fancy little jig I did to stay upright was a wonder to behold. ” I said between gasps. NIGHTMARE IN SHINING ARMOR 41 “I only went to the bathroom, Abby. ” Wynnell yawned and glanced at the dresser clock. “So early? ” “I’m afraid so, dear. Only you didn’t miss much. ” Wynnell sat on the bed and rubbed her head. ” “You might say that. Mama came as Lady Godiva.
That surprised her. ” “My friend Wynnell Crawford here. ” Wynnell scowled behind fused brows. ” The investigator looked Wynnell over, and apparently deciding she looked harmless, turned back to me. “Mrs. Timberlake, it was your party. ” Greg poked me in the side with a long tan ﬁnger. “Cooperate,” he said just above a whisper. ” Mama probably heard my whisper all the way down in Rock Hill. NIGHTMARE IN SHINING ARMOR 57 Investigator Sharp surprised me by laughing. “You’re feisty. I like that. And since you’re being blunt, I’ll return the favor.