Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries
Smarty Bones #13
Professor Olive Twist has come to Zinnia, Mississippi to study a mysterious grave wherein lies the Lady in Red, a perfectly preserved and stunningly beautiful but unnamed and unclaimed body. Olive claims she can not only identify the corpse, she can also prove the woman’s scandalous role in the nation’s history. Olive takes it a step too far, though, when she starts connecting elite Zinnia families with the same scandal.
Dander up, Zinnia’s society ladies know only one way to handle Olive: they call on the private investigative services of Sarah Booth Delaney. But Olive’s real agenda is clear as Mississippi mud, and when Sarah Booth discovers a present-day dead body, she knows there’s more than just family pride and Southern heritage at stake. If she can’t find the murderer and fast, it might just be Sarah Booth's life on the line next.
Bonefire of the Vanities #12
The twelfth in Carolyn Haines’ charming series finds Sarah Booth Delaney
on the trail of a porn-star-turned-psychic operating from a haunted
estate on the edge of town. Marjorie Littlefield, an eccentric
billionaire, has always planned to leave her fortune to her cat. But
when “medium” Sherry Cameron promises to reunite Marjorie with her dead
child, Sarah Booth is convinced it’s a scheme to separate a lonely woman
from her fortune.
So, Sarah Booth talks her way onto the March
estate as a maid, where she finds Marjorie and several other wealthy
eccentrics ready to commune with the dead. Between chores, she explores
the estate, finds a few corpses, and runs into a few ghosts along the
way. But which guest or staff member is a killer? And are the “ghosts”
real? Even Jitty, Sarah Booth’s personal haint, won’t tell until ...
Bones of a Feather #11
When PI Sarah Booth Delaney and her partner and best friend, Tinkie,
take on Monica and Eleanor Levert as clients, they don’t have much hope
of solving the case. The wealthy heiresses of Briarcliff in Natchez,
Mississippi, claim that a family necklace worth four million dollars has
been stolen, and they think that they can hurry the insurance payout if
a reputable PI investigates. Sarah Booth has her doubts, and not just
about the payout....
Bone Appétit #10
In the midst of a cook-off at a posh spa, southern PI Sarah Booth Delaney gets embroiled in a juicy murder. The pampering and food go a long way toward making her feel like her old self, but there’s another welcome distraction—there’s a beauty contest/cook-off going on to find the spa’s next spokesperson, and watching the drama really takes her mind off of her woes. Sarah finds the backbiting to be great fun—until the heated competition boils over, the top ...
Greedy Bones #9
Sarah is no stranger to drama. So when this talented actress and a P.I. hears that her best friend’s husband is suddenly on his deathbed back home, she snaps into “action!” and gets right on the case…
It’s time for Sarah Booth to pack up her hound dog and her P.I. business and take a shot at stardom! Soon she aces the screen test for a racy remake of the movie Body Heat alongside leading man Graf Milieu. The chemistry between them is undeniable—and why not? Graf has already starred in one of Sarah’s previous affairs…and is well on his way to landing a big part in the sequel.
Ham Bones #7
Zinnia is abuzz: displaced from its New Orleans venue, a red-hot touring production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is opening right in the heart of town, featuring hunky star Graf Milieu! While most folks are excited, Sarah Booth, who had her own brief stint on the Great White Way- and on the arm of Milieu himself- is less than thrilled. Graf is now linked with his costar, Renata Trovaioli, a dyed-in-the-wool diva who plans to ride Graf's coattails all the way to Hollywood. But Renata's trip to the top comes to a screeching halt on the play's second night, when someone laces her lipstick with cyanide.
Bones To Pick #6
Dahlia House is haunted. No big revelation for those who know me and my family, but on this cold November morning as I sit and watch the sun gild the harvested cotton fields with a false show of silver I am acutely aware of the specters of the past.
Hallowed Bones #5
The leaves of the calendar may be shedding faster than the sycamores on her family's decaying Mississippi plantation, but thirty-something Sarah Booth Delaney isn't ready to sing the blues. Not when she's got a thriving detective agency and the outspoken, outrageously attired ghost of her great-great grandmother's 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.
Crossed Bones #4
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.
Splintered Bones #3
She may be a Mississippi belle, but Sarah Booth Delaney is no pampered daddy's girl. Unwed and over thirty, Sarah has her own set of problems- like coping with regular hauntings by her great-great-grandmother's nanny, a busybody of a ghost who's set on marrying her off to the first suitor who comes calling. But when an old friend is in trouble, Sarah Booth doesn't hesitate to get involved.
Buried Bones #2
Private investigation isn't on the list of a southern belle's most desirable accomplishments- but it's saved Sarah Booth Delaney's southern homestead. Now all she has to cope with is its bossy antebellum ghost who is determined to save Sarah- from spinsterhood. Then comes the perfect social occasion: Lawrence Ambrose's dinner party...
Them Bones #1
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.
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