Search Results: "Carolyn Haines"


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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 >

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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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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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WISHBONES by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"Jitty's costume changes are amusing, but the rest of the plot runs on clichés, from secret passageways to unacknowledged offspring. Like Bones to Pick (2006), a shade too cutesy for sophisticates."
Hollywood shenanigans intrude on a Southern gal's movie debut. 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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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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HALLOWED BONES by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 30, 2004

"Lacks the charm and joie de bayou one expects from tales of the Big Easy. And where's the fun in a ghost who nags?"
Comfort, southern style: A healing touch, gossip and beignets with chums, and a ghost in flapper garb giving lessons in romance to a private eye in need of a pedicure. Read full book review >

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BONE APPÉTIT by Carolyn Haines
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"So-so, with the greatest originality expended on the travails of Sarah Booth's lovelorn hound."
Southern-fried dysfunction. 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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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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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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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 >