Mama Rocks the Empty Cradle

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Bantam Books, 1999 - Fiction - 196 pages
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Two things Mama knows: sweet-potato pie...and murder.

Old bones and buried secrets...

I would have thought a bunion operation might slow Mama down, but I should have known better. We found ourselves knee-deep in somebody else's trouble even before the surgery, when we saw crazy old Miss Birdie at the grocery store with a baby that didn't belong to her. It wasn't twenty-four hours later that the baby's mother, a young woman with a wild reputation, was murdered--and the baby had vanished.

And when my Daddy's wandering dog began bringing home old bones of the most shocking kind, no way Mama wasn't going to start snooping--with me doing her legwork. It's a good thing I still had two good feet, because before long, I was running for my life...as babies' cries and women's tears mingled in a crime fueled by motives as ancient as human memory--greed, jealousy, and old-fashioned revenge.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
21
Section 4
31
Section 5
47
Section 6
57
Section 7
65
Section 8
67
Section 14
115
Section 15
123
Section 16
131
Section 17
139
Section 18
147
Section 19
155
Section 20
163
Section 21
171

Section 9
71
Section 10
81
Section 11
87
Section 12
95
Section 13
103
Section 22
179
Section 23
187
Section 24
189
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About the author (1999)

Nora DeLoach is an Orlando, Florida, native presently living in Decatur, Georgia.  She is married and the mother of three.  Her novels include three previous Mama mysteries.  She is at work on her fifth.

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