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Statue of Limitations: A Den of Antiquity Mystery    by Tamar Myers order for
Statue of Limitations
by Tamar Myers
Order:  USA  Can
Avon, 2004 (2004)
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

In Statue of Limitations, the eleventh Den of Antiquity episode, Tamar Myers has outdone herself, producing a fun read that will keep the reader captivated from first page to last.

When Abagail Timberlake Washburn's best friend Wynnell Crawford is arrested for murder, Abagail opts to forget their recent quarrel and help Wynnell prove her innocence. The setting is Charleston, South Carolina one of my favorite cities. I enjoyed the author's tour of that splendid location, despite its being truncated by the necessities of investigation. The characters are a delight as are their names. How does Marina Webbfingers strike you? There are the Rob-Bobs a couple who run a really posh antiques gallery (Bob likes to cook unusual dishes, such as octopus l'orange!) There's Alma Cornwater, Baby Boy and Bubba Boy, and Horatio Ledbetter.

Abagail herself is quite the character. She's under five feet tall and refers to that fact frequently always with tongue in cheek. She manages to get to the very center of the problem, while unbeknownst to Abagail, her husband ensures safety from the sidelines. Statue of Limitations is a thoroughly delightful read.

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