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A Gift of Bones

A Gift of Bones

A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery

A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery (Volume 19)

Carolyn Haines

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Sarah Booth Delaney might need a Christmas miracle to solve her latest killer case. . .

The holidays are just around the corner and Sarah Booth and Tinkie are preparing for a merry celebration. Sarah Booth busies herself decking the halls and planning her perfect smooch under the mistletoe with Sheriff Coleman Peters. But when journalist Cece Dee Falcon shows up needing Sarah Booth’s help—there’s been a local kidnapping—the mood takes a sharp turn from festive to frightful.

“Haines’s longtime admirers will be thrilled to spend the holidays with their favorite characters. New readers looking for an engaging story can start here.”—Library Journal

A box has been left at Cece’s front porch containing a lock of hair, a photograph of a very pretty and very pregnant young woman, and a note demanding ransom. The victim is actually Cece’s cousin’s daughter, Eve. And time is running out for Sarah Booth, Tinkie, and Coleman to solve the mystery behind the kidnapping before Eve meets her maker on what was supposed to be the jolliest and, for Sarah Booth, most romantic day of the year. Bah humbug!

“Infused with Southern charm...A stocking stuffed with something for everyone.”—Kirkus Reviews

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“How can the holiday season be both melancholy and joyful?” I address the question to my Redtick Coondog, Sweetie Pie Delaney, as she snoozes by a crackling fire. Pluto, my black cat, is curled beside her. Outside, the night is chill...

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Carolyn Haines

CAROLYN HAINES is the USA Today bestselling author of over 80 novels in a number of genres, mostly mystery and crime. She is the author of the long-running Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series, the Pluto's Snitch paranormal-historical mystery series, and the Familiar Legacy romantic suspense series featuring Trouble the black cat detective. She is the recipient of the Alabama Library Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing, the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, and the Mississippi Writers Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a former journalist, bartender, photographer, farmhand, and college professor and lives on a farm where she works with rescue cats, dogs, and horses.

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