The Angel and the Jabberwocky Murders

An Augusta Goodnight Mystery (with Heavenly Recipes)

Augusta Goodnight Mysteries (Volume 6 of 7)

Mignon F. Ballard

Minotaur Books

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Augusta Goodnight, heavenly sleuth and guardian angel, is a welcome boarder with longtime resident Lucy Nan Pilgrim in the seemingly tranquil town of Stone’s Throw, South Carolina. And Augusta’s divine intervention is needed now more than ever. The local college is the kind of safe place where students don’t even lock their doors. At least it used to be, until girls started mysteriously disappearing. 

When the body of another student, D. C. Hunter, is found in a shed by the lake, Lucy and Augusta must race to figure out if her murder is connected to the deaths of two other girls. Should Augusta focus on the English professor who was having an affair with D.C.? Or on the seemingly cheerful caretaker who happened to discover two of the bodies? And what is the meaning of the “Jabberwocky” clues that keep turning up around campus? 

It will take some heavenly help---and a little home cooking---to restore the peace of the town. 

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Chapter One 
Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap! I wish I were a little bar of soap! I’d slippy and I’d slidy over everybody’s hidey. Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap . . .”
 
Sighing, I flipped over in bed for the umpteenth time and buried my head under the pillow. Teddy, my six-year-old grandson, had plagued me with that ridiculous ditty all afternoon and now I couldn’t get the silly song out of my head, so when thunder rattled the windows and lightning exploded like a flashbulb just outside my bedroom, I welcomed the diversion.

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“Mignon Ballard creates an entrancing world suffused with cozy Southern charm, female friendships, and intrigue. . . . But the best is the strawberry-scented guardian angel Augusta, who adds a touch of wisdom and wit---not to mention killer desserts---to this absolutely delightful story.”
--- Sarah Strohmeyer, author of The Cinderella Pact
 
“Ballard’s warmth and compassion for her characters makes this series a must for readers who like their mysteries on the cozy side.”
---Publishers Weekly
 
“Ballard’s inspiring series . . . deserves a golden halo.”
---Carolyn Hart, author of the Death on Demand Mysteries
 
“The graceful language and endearing characters in this series are both delicate and sturdy, like old cotton lace.”
---Booklist
 
“Augusta has got to be one of the cleverest and wittiest angels ever to grace a cozy mystery.”
---Baldwin City Ledger

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About the Author

Mignon F. Ballard

Mignon F. Ballard grew up in a small town in Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism.  In addition to five novels featuring angelic sleuth Augusta Goodnight, her previous books include the Eliza Figg mystery series and The War in Sallie’s Station, a novel about growing up in rural Georgia during World War II.  She lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband, Gene.

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The Angel and the Jabberwocky Murders
An Augusta Goodnight Mystery (with Heavenly Recipes)
Mignon F. Ballard

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
November 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429994675
ISBN10: 1429994673
304 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
November 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312354190
ISBN10: 0312354193
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$23.95
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