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Booty Bones

A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery

A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery (Volume 14)

Carolyn Haines

Minotaur Books

Sarah Booth Delaney’s fiancé, Graf Milieu, has become depressed while recovering from a severe leg injury, but Sarah Booth knows just how to help him heal. She’s arranged a romantic getaway for the two of them at a lovely beach cottage on Dauphin Island off the Gulf Coast. On the first day of their island adventure, they take a historical tour led by Angela Trotter, a young woman well-versed in local lore, including rumors of pirate treasure hidden somewhere on the island. In fact, Angela confides to Sarah Booth and Graf that her father, a sailor and treasure hunter, was murdered just when he thought he was closing in on the treasure. Angela's convinced that the wrong man was imprisoned for her father’s murder, and she manages to persuade Sarah Booth to take the case. And Sarah Booth soon realizes that there's much more going on than meets the eye. With untold amounts of treasure offering plenty of motive for murder and a fiancé falling deeper into depression, Sarah Booth's peaceful island vacation is quickly spinning out of control.

In Booty Bones, Carolyn Haines will once again delight readers with her trademark blend of clever plotting, witty prose, and Southern charm.

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The setting sun casts gold upon the white beach, and the azure curl of surf takes on a lavender cast as it rushes the shore and spreads a mantle of foam. The waves crest inches from my bare feet, a rhythmic tidal pull that comforts me, promising that life continues. The end of an October day is nothing less than stunning on the small barrier island named for French royalty: Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Graf Milieu, my fiancé, is in the beach cottage I’ve rented for a week. My hope is that Graf will find walking in the sand good therapy for his gun-shot leg and

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Praise for Booty Bones

Praise for Booty Bones

"[Haines] delivers a riveting love story alongside the mystery, leaving her readers in hot anticipation of her next novel."—Mississippi Magazine

"Delightful…[a] satisfying beignet of a mystsery."—Publishers Weekly

"Entertaining."—Booklist

Praise for Smarty Bones

"A satisfying mystery framed by a well-drawn small-town southern setting."—Booklist

"If you enjoy mysteries with rich Southern settings, fascinating history, and quirky characters, you’ll devour this one quicker than a plate full of buttermilk biscuits."—Mystery Scene Magazine

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Carolyn Haines

  • 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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    A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery

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