If only I hadn't kidnapped the dog...but the ransom paid the mortgage....Now I seem to be a private eye....I shouldn't have listened to that ghost....Meet Sarah Booth Delaney...an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in... show more
If only I hadn't kidnapped the dog...but the ransom paid the mortgage....Now I seem to be a private eye....I shouldn't have listened to that ghost....Meet Sarah Booth Delaney...an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in Zinnia, Mississippi...if it doesn't make her the deadest.No self-respecting lady would allow herself to end up in Sarah Booth's situation. Unwed, unemployed, and over thirty, she's flat broke and about to lose the family plantation. Not to mention being haunted by the ghost of her great-great-grandmother's nanny, who never misses an opportunity to remind her of her sorry state--or to suggest a plan of action, like ransoming her friend's prize pooch to raise some cash.But soon Sarah Booth's walk on the criminal side leads her deeper into unladylike territory, and she's hired to solve a murder. Did gorgeous, landed Hamilton Garrett V really kill his mother twenty years ago? And if so, what is Sarah Booth doing falling for this possible murderer? When she asks one too many questions and a new corpse turns up, she is suddenly a suspect herself...and Sarah Booth finds that digging up the bones of the past could leave her rolling over in her grave.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 2nd 1999
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Series: Sarah Booth Delaney (#1)
This is the first book of the series of "Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries". I have read all of them and each one builds on the one before it. The characters evolve into complex beings that you get emotionally invested in. That being said, this is the weakest book of the entire series so far. From th...
A few years ago I devoured cosy mysteries: Donna Andrews, Jill Churchill, Margaret Maron, and on and on. So when Murder By Death mentioned a cosy series she was loving, I looked into it. I picked up "Them Bones", the first in the series, and dived in. Being incredibly busy at the moment, I was hopin...
Sarah Booth was raised in the South as a Daddy's Girl. She was to be a wife, a society player, a pretty arm piece for her husband. You don't always end out on the same path you start on, and Sarah Booth's life took a sharp left turn. Her parents died early, her finances cut short she is reduced to p...
I had trouble with this book as I didn't like the main character. Sarah Booth Delaney is boring and I just couldn't figure out what connection the ghost of her great-great-grandmothers nanny had to Sarah. She was forceful and domineering and unlikable. I liked the investigation into Hamilton Garre...
Not a strong 4, but still very cute.