By Barbara Allan
Spring has sprung an incredible leak in far-from-serene Serenity, because the Mississippi River drops in for a longer remain. With houses and companies flooded, how larger to assist the city get well then through staging a church bazaar? Brandy Borne understands her mom Vivian's plan, how-ever is prone to lean towards extraordinary, specifically while she hears mom wheedle a reclusive Russian heiress into donating the final Faberge egg ever created! whilst the profitable bidder turns up mortally scrambled, Brandy and mom cook dinner up a plan to crack the case of this killer...Who is one heavily undesirable egg.
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Three. ” I sighed and fired up the engine. This was, indeed, going to be a long, trying day…. We headed along Elm Street, passing homes similar to ours, mostly three-story dwellings built in the 1920s. Quite a few folks were out tending their lawns, raking dead thatch, and clearing debris bestowed by the winter. Some were even planting a few annual flowers. At a stop sign, Mother powered down her window and addressed one such person, a man in a plaid flannel shirt, who was putting red geraniums in the ground around his front porch.
She pursed her lips in irritation. ” She nodded crisply. “I have an appointment, dear. ” Nastasya Petrova was said to be nearly as old as her mansion, and the huge, dark edifice, which she rarely set foot out of, had been built in the late 1920s and perched precariously on the edge of the bluff. Any reported sightings of this Russian grandam over the years had easily been outnumbered by UFOs. ” Nose high, Mother said, “You will find out when I talk to Madam Petrova. I must conserve my energy, however, for the task at hand….
Among the donations were pottery, silver tea sets, china dishes, china figurines, lady-head vases, oil lamps, candlesticks, cookie jars, collectible toys, jewelry, and evening bags. Squatting around the periphery of the tables were a few antique furniture pieces, including a lawyer’s five-shelf bookcase, a set of six caned oak chairs, a claw-footed tea table, and a waterfall Art Deco dresser. Of the dozen or so people present, I recognized only three from our small church: Alice Hetzler, a retired teacher; Frannie Phillips, former nurse; and Harold Kerr, ex-Army captain.