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An Angel to Die For

Augusta Goodnight Mysteries

Mignon F. Ballard

Minotaur Books

Prentice Dobson has just lost her job, her boyfriend, almost everything that has until now made her feel complete. To collect her thoughts and mourn her younger sister's recent passing, Prentice leaves the city for her small hometown in Georgia. But there is no comfort to be found in the beloved town of her youth-the town is aquiver with the news that her Uncle Faris' grave has been dug up, perhaps by vandals. And Prentice begins to doubt the simple reasons she has been given for her sister's death. She needs help, desperately.

Just in the nick of time, in steps the baggage-toting, wisecracking guardian angel, Augusta Goodnight, sent down from Heaven for just such emergencies. Perhaps Heaven's best angel-sleuth, Augusta usually tends to Heaven's vast strawberry fields, but for people at their wit's end, like Prentice, she is always on-call. In her guardian angel, Prentice finds the strength she needs to investigate the lives of her dead relatives, although, in the case of Augusta Goodnight, "dead" is relative. Resourceful, amiable, and literally down-to-earth, Augusta helps Prentice try to both uncover the reasons for her sister's death and cover her uncle's grave.

Mignon F. Ballard's charming and funny mystery, starring the unstoppable Augusta Goodnight, is the second in a series hailed by critics as "heavenly."

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CHAPTER ONE
Uncle Faris wasn’t where he was supposed to be. Dead men don’t just get up and walk away, and according to his overturned stone, Faris Haskell had been dead twenty-five years, a couple of years after I was born.
An icy numbness worked its way from my toes to the top of my head. How long had I been standing there with an empty grave yawning from the lower part of the family cemetery, a pile of rocks and gooey earth mounded beside it? The chasm-deep pit was dark and full of water the color of blood and the name on the marker was just about obliterated by terra-cotta
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Praise for An Angel to Die For

"If it's whimsical cozies you like, then Ballard is the author for you. The beloved Augusta Goodnight--angel, cook, off-key songstress, and all-around nice lady--is back." -- Booklist

"Guardian angel Augusta Goodnight knows how to comfort...the humor is breezy, the tone light and the emotions realistic." -- Publishers Weekly
"If it's whimsical cozies you like, then Ballard is the author for you. The beloved Augusta Goodnight--angel, cook, off-key songstress, and all-around nice lady--is back." -- Booklist

"Guardian angel Augusta Goodnight knows how to comfort...the humor is breezy, the tone light and the emotions realistic." -- Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Mignon F. Ballard

  • Mignon F. Ballard lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband. She is the author of the award-winning children's novel, Aunt Matilda's Ghost, as well as several acclaimed mysteries, including The Widow's Woods, Final Curtain, Minerva Cries Murder, Angel at Troublesome Creek, and An Angel to Die For.
  • Mignon F. Ballard © Richard Johnson
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An Angel to Die For

Augusta Goodnight Mysteries

Mignon F. Ballard

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Minotaur Books

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