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Bone Appétit

Bone Appétit

A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery (Volume 10)

Carolyn Haines

Minotaur Books

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In the midst of a cook-off at a posh spa, southern PI Sarah Booth Delaney gets embroiled in a juicy murder in the latest mystery from Carolyn Haines

For many years Jitty, Dahlia House's resident ghost, has dreamed that Sarah Booth Delaney would have a child to inherit the family's ancestral home. Sarah Booth has always had reservations about being a parent. There was her work as an actress and PI, taking care of the house, not to mention finding the right man. But when Jitty's dream finally looks like it's going to come true, Sarah Booth is crushed when it doesn't. Depressed, unable to act or investigate, Sarah Booth finally allows her best friend to whisk her away for a luxurious weekend vacation at a special spa and cooking school.
The pampering and food go a long way toward making her feel like her old self, but there's another welcome distraction—there's a beauty contest/cook-off going on to find the spa's next spokesperson, and watching the drama really takes her mind off of her woes. Sarah finds the backbiting to be great fun—until the heated competition boils over, the top contender is poisoned, and the prime suspect hires Sarah Booth to clear her name.
Between swimsuit competitions and soufflés, Sarah Booth Delaney and her best friend and partner, Tinkie, must find out which of the ambitious young ladies is to blame in Bone Appetit, the latest in Carolyn Haines's delightfully Southern cozy mystery series.

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Spring smote the Delta and fled before the onslaught of May heat. A thick haze of warmth hangs over the fields and the rivers, blanketing the land and the cotton bursting from the ground, green and vibrant. Hope is alive here, where farming...

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Praise for Bone Appétit

“The cast is in fine form (including the helpful ghost, Jitty), and it's good to be back in Mississippi...One of the more entertaining episodes in the series.” —Booklist on Carolyn Haines and Greedy Bones

“Captivating--readers will enjoy Greedy Bones from cranium to phalanges.” —Don Noble, Alabama Public Radio on Carolyn Haines and Greedy Bones

“Jitty, Dahlia House's wonderfully wise 'haint,' [is] one of the best features of this light paranormal mystery series infused with Southern charm.” —Publishers Weekly on Carolyn Haines and Greedy Bones

“Never undone by a ghostly spirit, a handsome movie star, or even the oddball small town Southern folks most of us will easily recognize, Delaney is at her best when unraveling multiple puzzles. Ramp up the excitement and tension, add the often chuckle-out-loud humor, and they add up to one of the best of the Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries.” —Delta Magazine on Carolyn Haines and Greedy Bones

“As usual in Haines' 'Bones' series, the latest entry is charming light entertainment; a few serious notes about biological terror and family ties add interesting depth.” —Times-Picayune on Carolyn Haines and Greedy Bones

“An excellent 5-star read.” —Armchair Reviews on Carolyn Haines and Greedy Bones

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About the author

Carolyn Haines

Carolyn Haines is the author of the Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries, including Greedy Bones 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.

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