Them Bones: A Mystery from the Mississippi Delta (Sarah Booth Delaney #1) (Mass Market)

Them Bones: A Mystery from the Mississippi Delta (Sarah Booth Delaney #1) By Carolyn Haines Cover Image
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This is book number 1 in the Sarah Booth Delaney series.


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.

About the Author

Carolyn Haines is the author of the Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries, including Greedy Bones, Bone Appetit, and Bones of a Feather. She is the recipient of both the Harper Lee Distinguished Writing Award and the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. Before writing fiction, she worked for several years as a journalist, and first visited the Delta, the setting for her mysteries, to do a newspaper story on Parchman State Prison. 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.

Praise For…

"A writer of exceptional talent."
--The Milwaukee Journal

--Nancy Pickard

"A page-turning, laugh-out-loud read--I couldn't put it down."
--Deborah Crombie

"A feistier Southern Belle you couldn't hope to find. Pull up a chair on the front porch of Dahlia House and pour yourself a mint julep. You're going to want to set a spell with this fine debut."
--Rick Riordan, Edgar Award-winning author of The Widower's Two-Step
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553581713
ISBN-10: 0553581716
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: November 2nd, 1999
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Sarah Booth Delaney