Smarty Bones: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, May 21, 2013 - Fiction - 352 pages

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.

Carolyn Haines pulls out all the stops in Smarty Bones, the next charming, sassy, Southern-fried Sarah Booth Delaney mystery.


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Excellent book. One of the best in the series. Enjoyed the quirky characters and the southern setting. I love these books, but I really enjoyed this one. Read full review

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Wow, this book was busy! It's like the author had three different novella-length stories she wanted to tell and compressed them all into the same plot line/book. But I don't mean that as a bad thing ... Read full review


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CAROLYN HAINES is the author of the Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries. She is the recipient of both the Harper Lee Distinguished Writing Award and the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. Born and raised in Mississippi, she now lives in Semmes, Alabama on a farm with more dogs, cats and horses than she can possibly keep track of.

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