Hallowed Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney)
The southern Delta has never been more exhilarating, evocative, and wickedly funny than in the mysteries of Carolyn Haines. Now she takes readers on another rollicking ride across the Mississippi cotton fields and into the glamour of New Orleansas P.I. Sarah Booth Delaney follows a winding trail of murder and deception into a world where ghosts make fashion statementsand where one persons miracle is another persons mayhem. The leaves of the calendar may be shedding faster than the sycamores on her familys decaying Mississippi plantation, but thirty-something southern belle Sarah Booth Delaney isnt ready to sing the blues. Not when shes got a thriving detective agency and the outspoken, outrageously attired ghost of her great-great-grandmothers nanny to keep her on her toes. But the matchmaking phantom may have the last word on motherhood when Sarah Booth takes on the controversial case of an accused baby killer. Although Doreen Mallorys been arrested for feeding sleeping pills to her ten-week-old daughter, no one could accuse her of lacking faith. A healer who, tragically, couldnt save her own baby girl, born with multiple birth defects, Doreen has her own crosses to bear. While the local law seems convinced of Doreens guilt, Sarah Booth isnt so sure. But why is Doreen reluctant to talk about the men in her life? Like the televangelist who stands to lose a lot more than his flock. Or the married politician with family ties to the Mob. Either of them could be little Rebekahs father; either of them could also be her killer. With Halloween approaching and her own personal life up for grabs, Sarah Booth could use a little faith healing herself. Torn between a married sheriff and an old flame whos literally sweeping her off her feet, shed better be prepared for the fallout of her most unpopular case yet. Justice may not stand a ghost of a chance as a decades-old secret explodes, unleashing a storm of fury on Sarah Booth and all those she loves. Witty, suspenseful, and featuring a cast of memorable characters, Hallowed Bones is a riveting tale of faith, murder, and maternal love. It is Carolyn Hainess most accomplished novel yet. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Carolyn Haines
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Release Date: 2005-01-25