Search Results: "Carolyn Haines"


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BONES OF A FEATHER by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"Haines (Bone Appetit, 2010, etc.) diverts the reader from plot inconsistencies with great dollops of charm."
A lesson in lying, Mississippi style. Read full book review >

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ROCK-A-BYE BONES by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"As usual, Haines crams a lot into her latest cozy (Bone to Be Wild, 2015, etc.), aiming at readers with a taste for levity rather than restraint."
A Mississippi detective must dig down deep into the roots of a town when a newborn is left on her doorstep even though her business partner may want to keep the baby for herself. Read full book review >

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TOUCHED by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1996

"Action overload as Mattie and friends more than prove their credentials as cool, modern, and independent women able to cope with everything."
Haines (Summer of the Redeemers, 1994) ladles on the pluck and grit as she limns the life of Mattie, a strong woman who comes to live in a preternaturally mean Mississippi town, where she faces down the local bigots, survives a severe spousal beating, and exacts a deadly revenge. Read full book review >

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SPLINTERED BONES by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 5, 2002

"Would it be too much to ask for logic too?"
In her hardcover debut, Daddy's Girl-turned-p.i. Read full book review >

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SUMMER OF THE REDEEMERS by Carolyn Haines
Released: June 9, 1994

"Bekkah's simple heart gets in the way of what might otherwise have been a gripping story, leaving the reader wanting more. (Literary Guild selection; author tour)"
A coming-of-age novel set in rural Mississippi during the 1960s offers up such potentially juicy elements as racial strife, religious fanaticism, child abuse, and grown-up duplicity, yet proves disappointingly ``young adult'' in perspective and style. Read full book review >

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GREEDY BONES by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 2009

"Yes, the villains are fairly easy to spot and Sarah Booth's love life is a tad schmaltzy, but Haines has added a nice little bite to her conversational comebacks, and it's fun to watch Jitty's astral wardrobe changes."
Boll weevils and genetically altered cotton threaten a plantation in Zinnia, Miss. Read full book review >

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BONEFIRE OF THE VANITIES by Carolyn Haines
Released: June 19, 2012

"Tinkie has all the best moves, but Jitty, the spirit only Sarah Booth can see, has the best disguises."
A much loved cat stands to inherit billions. Read full book review >

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BONES TO PICK by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2006

"Stephanie Plum meets the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Non-southerners will find the madcap adventure an informative peek into an alien culture."
When a tell-all author is murdered, suspects can be found in every chapter of her book. Read full book review >

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SMARTY BONES by Carolyn Haines
Released: May 21, 2013

"Less chipper than most of Sarah Booth's excursions—and it's time to lay that silly ghost Jitty to rest."
The best families of Zinnia, Miss., fear that a beautiful corpse will tie them to the Lincoln assassination. Read full book review >

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CROSSED BONES by Carolyn Haines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"Haines plays every race card in the deck and throws in some bedroom scenes for readers who like a little romance."
Zinnia, Mississippi, has two things going for it: The best white blues-guitarist, Scott Hampton, strums away at African-American Ivory Keys's roadhouse, Playin' the Bones; and a passel of Daddy's Girls (DG), who've grown up, like Tinkie, to epitomize southern womanhood—except for Sarah Booth Delaney, the slightly askew DG who runs her own detective agency and so is hired by Ida Mae Keys to prove that, despite the evidence, Scott didn't murder her husband. Read full book review >

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FEVER MOON by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"Southern specialist Haines (Penumbra, 2006, etc.) presents a case that's as macabre psychically as it is geographically, with enough emotional turmoil for a whole series."
Myth and murder collide in the bayou. Read full book review >

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JUDAS BURNING by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Sympathetic characters and an unblinking look at the banality and breathtaking evil below Jexville's surface make this latest from Haines (Hallowed Bones, 2004, etc.) a must-read."
Jexville, Miss., is a quintessential sleepy southern town whose beauty, a newspaper publisher learns, covers a lot of ugly secrets. Read full book review >