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Carolyn Haines
Carolyn Haines is the author of eighteen novels, including the acclaimed Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series. She was honored with the prestigious 2009 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. Haines was also 2010 recipient of the Harper Lee Award. Born and raised in Mississippi, she now... show more

Carolyn Haines is the author of eighteen novels, including the acclaimed Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series. She was honored with the prestigious 2009 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. Haines was also 2010 recipient of the Harper Lee Award. Born and raised in Mississippi, she now lives in Alabama on a farm with more dogs, cats, and horses than she can possibly keep track of!
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 1 year ago
Not one of the best ones by a long shot. The story meandered, felt disjointed - something that was not helped by the secondary plot introduction - and the killer was telegraphed from the first scene they were in. Normally, I love this series and I love these characters, but between the meandering...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years ago
After 19 really solid, enjoyable books, this one tanked for me. It's still ok, hence my 3 stars, but comparatively speaking, nowhere near as good as the book that came before it. Contributing to my general disappointment was the feeling that Haines just never got a handle on the plot. It's a rea...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
My first Christmas mystery of the season, and it's from one of my favorite series. It was pretty good. My personal observation about long-lasting series is that authors have a tendency to go bigger and bigger with each book. Usually it's the plots that try to outdo each other, but sometimes, as ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
They can't all be winners, but man, this one was extra-disappointing. I don't care for romance for the sake of romance, but I do enjoy a good sub-plot, if the characters have chemistry and it's well written. Many books ago, Sarah Booth had an almost-romance with a character, and I was hooked on t...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
For whatever reason, as much as I love this series in general, this one failed to pull me in completely at the beginning. Maybe it was the movie backdrop, or the over-the-top nastiness of one of the characters, or the batshit insanity of one of the others, but it just didn't grip me. Jitty the gh...
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