Sarah Booth Delaney Delta #4
On Sale: February 3, 2004
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Mystery Woman Sleuth
In rich, atmospheric mysteries set against the backdrop of
modern-day Mississippi, Carolyn Haines has given the
southern belle a brilliantly hip makeover. Now Haines and
her unforgettable heroine, Sarah Booth Delaney, are back
with a tale about skeletons in closets--and
Delaney is no ordinary P.I. A born-and-bred Mississippi
belle, she struggles to hold on to her familyâ€™s plantation
and keeps up a running conversation with the ghost of her
great-great-grandmotherâ€™s nanny, a busybody who decks
herself out in a stunning new outfit every day--and
schemes to save Sarah Booth from spinsterhood. Not one to
wait around for a white knight, Sarah takes on the kind of
cases no one else will touch. Like trying to exonerate a
man accused of murdering Sunflower Countyâ€™s most popular
The two men met in prison: Ivory Keys, a
gifted black blues pianist, and Scott Hampton, a rich
white boy turned racist. Somewhere between the two men, a
spark was lit. And by the time he came out of the joint,
Scott Hampton had not only renounced his racist ways, he
had learned to play a blues guitar that made grown women
go weak in the knees. So why did Scott plunge a steel
shank into his mentorâ€™s chest? Ivoryâ€™s widow doesnâ€™t think
he did, and sheâ€™s paid Sarah Booth to prove it. No easy
task, especially since the delicate racial harmony of
Sunflower County is threatening to come undone under the
heat of Sarah Boothâ€™s investigation.
For a woman
feeling a little heat of her own--navigating between a
rich, available businessman, a married lawman with a
waffling heart, and the sexy bluesman who is angling to
become much more than her client--this case is taking
dangerous twists. A townâ€™s slumbering passions have
awakened with a jolt, a matchmaking ghost is dressed up
like Jackie O, and Sarah Booth is caught between her need
to know the truth and the consequences it will have on her
town--and on her life.
With riveting suspense and
a sparkling cast of unforgettable characters, Carolyn
Haines has woven a rich portrait of a part of America
grappling with its past, its illusions, and its hopes.
Crossed Bones is the most dazzling work yet from a
uniquely gifted writer.
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