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Bonefire of the Vanities

Bonefire of the Vanities

A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery (Volume 12)

Carolyn Haines

Minotaur Books

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BONEFIRE OF THE VANITIES
Carolyn Haines

A porn-star-turned-psychic has made a business of reuniting grieving relatives with their dearly departed and it's up to detective Sarah Booth to find out…why? Her claim to beyond-the-grave fame aside, there's something suspicious about medium Sherry Westin, since all of her clients happen to be Southern billionaires. Is she preying on the emotionally vulnerable for profit? Or is something far more sinister in store?

Take Marjorie Littlefield. Sarah Booth is convinced that Sherry is scheming to steal away Marjorie's fortune from her sole heir: a cat. Soon Sarah Booth is on the case, posing as a maid at Marjorie's estate. Between chores, she searches for clues of psychic manipulation, mingles with the other staff, and, lo and behold, finds a few dead bodies. With spooks and charlatans around every corner, which guest or staff member might be the killer? Even Jitty, Sarah Booth's personal haint, won't tell until Sarah Booth has uncovered all of Sherry's well-kept secrets. Before it's too late…

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There are times when every woman needs to sit on the porch and listen to Emmylou Harris. One of those times is when she realizes she's overplayed her hand. I now find myself in such an awful moment. I haven't spoken...

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Praise for Bonefire of the Vanities

“Delightfully fun.” —New York Post

“Wildly entertaining.” —Criminal Element

“This is the twelfth entry in the series featuring the spunky Sara Booth Delaney. For loyal followers or new fans, Bonefire is a happy romp filled with colorful characters.” —Houston Press

“A lesson in lying, Mississippi style…Haines diverts the reader…with great dollops of charm.” —Kirkus Reviews on Bones of a Feather

“Entertaining…Sarah and Tinkie must strive to thwart a plot of brilliantly diabolical proportions.” —Publishers Weekly on Bones of a Feather

“Sarah Booth Delaney has a funny way of ending up in extremely strange situations…a perfectly written mystery with a cast that is humorous, charming and deadly. Haines certainly is one of the best mystery writers working today.” —RT Book Reviews on Bones of a Feather

“Excellent…a strong whodunit…The superb Mississippi Delta mystery is a terrific thriller.” —Harriet Klausner on Bones of a Feather

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Read the Kirkus Review of BONEFIRE OF THE VANITIES . A much loved cat stands to inherit billions. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Carolyn Haines

Carolyn Haines is the author of eleven previous Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries. She is the 2010 recipient of the Harper Lee Distinguished Writing Award as well as the prestigious 2009 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. 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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