Buried Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney #2) (Mass Market)

By Carolyn Haines

Bantam, 9780553581720, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2000

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Description

Private investigation isn’t on the list of a southern belle's most desirable accomplishments—but it’s saved Sarah Booth Delaney's Delta 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. . . . 

Ambrose, once a famous man of southern letters, is planning a comeback: a delicious tell-all with a bitchy ex-model as his “biographer.” As he taunts his dinner guests with the news that his book will blow the lid off Zinnia’s darkest secrets, it becomes plain that each and every guest has a secret—and wants Ambrose to keep it. When the morning-after mess includes a bloody corpse and the manuscript of the biography disappears, Sarah Booth goes digging for answers. But many who hold them are six feet under—or soon will be—and if she doesn’t tread carefully, she could join them any day now. . . .


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 Buried Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney #2)

"A feistier southern belle you couldn't hope to find. Pull up a chair on the porch of Dahlia House and pour yourself a mint julep. You're going to want to set a spell."
-- Rick Riordan, Edgar Award-winning author of The Widower's Two-Step

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


Don't miss Sarah Booth Delaney's debut As The Mississippi Delta's First Southern Belle P.I.

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"Wonderful!"
-- Nancy Pickard, author of The Whole Truth

"A page-turning, laugh-out-loud read--I couldn't put it down."
-- Deborah Crombie, author of Kissed a Sad Goodbye

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