Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lethal In Old Lace deal

In Savannah there two things that get folks talking...weddings and funerals especially if bodies go missing and wedding plans get hijacked by everyone with an opinion 

“If we lathered that coffin in Crisco and shoved like the dickens it’s still not going to fit in that trunk,” Mercedes said to me, the four of us staring at the end of the casket sticking out of the trunk of the Beemer. 
     Auntie Kiki had moved the car next to the delivery door at the House of Eternal Slumber so the Beemer was in the shadows and we wouldn’t have to roll the thing clear across the parking lot. “So what should we do now and we better think fast,” Mercedes said in a panicky voice. 
 I snagged the brown tarp  draped over a mound of mulch. “We wrap the end in this and we use BW’s leash to hold it in place. I’ll tie my yellow scarf at the end so what we’re hauling looks legal. The last thing we need is the cops stopping us.”

     “And I’ll park the Beemer in the garage and I can tell Putter that the car manual says BMWs need to rest every twenty-thousand miles. He’s a mighty fine cardio guy but not exactly a car expert.”
     “You read a manual?” I shook my head in disbelief.
     “Honey, if I add in that there’s pot roast for dinner the man will believe anything.”           
     Mercedes held the tarp in place while I wrapped the leash. KiKi added the scarf, a smile braking across her lips as we took a step back. “Looks good to me. You know, I think this is going to work just fine and dandy.”
     “What’s going to work fine and dandy?” Police Detective Aldeen Ross wanted to know as she drew up beside Mercedes. KiKi grabbed my hand, I grabbed hers and the only thing that kept us from fainting dead away was Aldeen’s electric green nightshirt with I see guilty people on the front in day-glow pink. Neither of us wanted to miss that or the police car slippers strolling red and blue when she walked. 

Hi, Reagan Summerside here. Have you ever stole/borrowed/hidden something? Okay maybe not a coffin but something? Leave  an answer for a chance to win an audio copy of Lethal In Old Lace. 


  1. Oh my word! What an adventure! Nope, I must say that this has never happened to me! Now I need to know the rest of this story 😊

  2. I've hidden stuff in the house from hubby if it's food/snacks and we need it for a party or for taking on vacation, lol. Can't say I've ever hidden anything like a coffin though LOL! That book totally cracked me up, would love to have a chance to win the audio though, I bet it's hilarious to hear! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Hide things...oh yes thinking I am keeping it safe and then never can find it.

  4. Well of course not, ha ha ha! Do my sister's clothes from when we were in high school count? All borrowed, of course. Or the things I took away from my teenagers when they were grounded and then couldn't find again? Oh well. I can just picture the gang trying to move that coffin and audiobooks are great fun. Thanks for the chance.

  5. I'm so impressed with this scenario that I can't begin to think of my transgressions!
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  6. Last thing I hid was eggs for my niece's Easter Egg hunt. And yes, she found them all. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. I hid my sister's Alvin and the Chipmunks Holiday album - she would play it over and over again.

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  8. Oh my!! The only thing I can think of hiding is an annoying toy when my kids were little. Then there was the computer computer cord when I needed to punish one of the kids.

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  9. Not quite the same - but we were asked to watch a relative's dog for two weeks. When they came to get her, she didn't want to leave the farm. So, we "borrowed" her for four years until she passed. I think the parents were relieved and the kids frequently visited the farm to see her. cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

  10. I used to hid the snickers bars from my husband and the kids.


  11. I constantly hide snacks from my kids so that they don't get to them first! anajs95 at gmail dot com

  12. I have disposed of some things that annoyed me when the owner was not looking.
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  13. Years ago when my kid were little I hid some Christmas presents so well I couldn't find them. But I did find them over the summer when I was cleaning out the attic.
    Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.