Every year Ned and Kate McBride and their daughter Josie
attended the family reunion held at Uncle Ernest's home
Bramblewood in Bishop's Bridge, North Carolina. Neither
Kate nor Josie are looking forward to this year's reunion
because Ned has asked for and gotten a separation and is
living on the other side of the country. When Kate and
Josie arrive at the home of Kate's parents, she is greeted
by her temporary guardian angel Augusta Goodnight and her
young apprentice Penelope.
Augusta thinks Kate might be in danger and events at
Bramblewood seem to indicate something is very wrong.
Ernest's housekeeper Ella is found injured in a ravine and
just before she falls into a coma, she tells Kate someone
pushed her. The police discover that the girlfriend of
Kate's cousin Grady was deliberately murdered when somebody
cut the brake lines on her car. Skeletal remains of a
murder victim are found in the local cemetery when the
church group are cleaning up the place. Kate's Aunt Violet
thinks all of these events are related so the intrepid
females bait a trap to catch a murderer.
The latest Augusta Goodnight mystery is a charming, often
times whimsical small town angelic cozy starring characters
who are so delightful and amusing that readers will want
to finish the book in one sitting to see if there is a
happily ever after ending for the McBrides. Mignon F.
Ballard knows how to write a captivating who-done-it that
doesn't depend on blood and gore to keep reader interest.
THE ANGEL WHISPERED DANGER is a good wholesome mystery.