The southern Delta has never been more exhilarating,
evocative, and wickedly funny than in the mysteries of
Carolyn Haines. Now she takes readers on another rollicking
ride across the Mississippi cotton fields and into the
glamour of New Orleans?as P.I. Sarah Booth Delaney follows
a winding trail of murder and deception into a world where
ghosts make fashion statements?and where one person?s
miracle is another person?s mayhem.
The leaves of the calendar may be shedding faster than the
sycamores on her family?s decaying Mississippi plantation,
but thirty-something southern belle Sarah Booth Delaney isn?
t ready to sing the blues. Not when she?s got a thriving
detective agency and the outspoken, outrageously attired
ghost of her great-great-grandmother?s nanny to keep her on
her toes. But the matchmaking phantom may have the last
word on motherhood when Sarah Booth takes on the
controversial case of an accused baby killer.
Although Doreen Mallory?s been arrested for feeding
sleeping pills to her ten-week-old daughter, no one could
accuse her of lacking faith. A healer who, tragically,
couldn?t save her own baby girl, born with multiple birth
defects, Doreen has her own crosses to bear. While the
local law seems convinced of Doreen?s guilt, Sarah Booth
isn?t so sure. But why is Doreen reluctant to talk about
the men in her life? Like the televangelist who stands to
lose a lot more than his flock. Or the married politician
with family ties to the Mob. Either of them could be little
Rebekah?s father; either of them could also be her killer.
With Halloween approaching and her own personal life up for
grabs, Sarah Booth could use a little faith healing
herself. Torn between a married sheriff and an old flame
who?s literally sweeping her off her feet, she?d better be
prepared for the fallout of her most
unpopular case yet. Justice may not stand a ghost of a
chance as a decades-old secret explodes, unleashing a storm
of fury on Sarah Booth and all those she loves.
Witty, suspenseful, and featuring a cast of memorable
characters, Hallowed Bones is a riveting tale of faith,
murder, and maternal love. It is Carolyn Haines?s most
accomplished novel yet.