Search Results: "Mignon F. Ballard"


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MISS DIMPLE PICKS A PECK OF TROUBLE by Mignon F. Ballard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Ballard's latest exercise in nostalgia (Miss Dimple Suspects, 2013, etc.) presents more delightful characters tangled in a solid mystery."
A murder horrifies the residents of a small Georgia town already coping with the deprivations of wartime living. Read full book review >

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MISS DIMPLE AND THE SLIGHTLY BEWILDERED ANGEL by Mignon F. Ballard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A heartwarming cozy, more notable for period details than mystery, pleasantly enriched by the meeting of Ballard's two sleuthing heroines."
The murder of a newcomer to the little Georgia town of Elderberry deeply disturbs longtime residents. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL WHISPERED DANGER by Mignon F. Ballard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2003

"Clean up that backstory and you've got a pretty decent mystery."
Celestial sleuth Augusta Goodnight (Shadow of an Angel, 2002, etc.) has her heavenly hands full protecting a family on the brink of disaster while serving as mentor to an apprentice angel named Penelope. Read full book review >

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AN ANGEL TO DIE FOR by Mignon F. Ballard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Far too many eccentric kinfolk, even for the South, and almost as many plot-holes."
Itinerant guardian angel Augusta Goodnight (Angel at Troublesome Creek, 1999) is now pouring her heavenly balm over grieving Prentice Dobson. Read full book review >

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MINERVA CRIES MURDER by Mignon F. Ballard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Another case for Eliza is in the works."
A first outing for poor Eliza Figg, who's been stuck in tiny Minerva, Georgia, first nursing her mama, then, on her death, cheering up her daddy, and now, on his remarriage to the petite, young Olivia, taking in the frightened, very pregnant Melody—who was boarded with the family years ago until Social Services could place her permanently, and who's now returned with nowhere else to go. Read full book review >

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MISS DIMPLE SUSPECTS by Mignon F. Ballard
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Ballard complicates the generally heartwarming tone of her gently nostalgic mysteries (Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause, 2011, etc.) by dramatizing a shameful episode in the country's history."
Miss Dimple hunts a killer and teaches her town a lesson. Read full book review >

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THE WIDOW'S WOODS by Mignon F. Ballard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Amiable down-home flavor but overplotted and overwrought."
More gothic-romance/suspense from Ballard (Cry at Dusk, etc.)this time as Jane Cannon, jilted a year before, returns to Sweetsprings, Georgia, to house-sit for her traveling parents. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL AND THE JABBERWOCKY MURDERS by Mignon F. Ballard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"A nice little mystery that trades heavily on Southern charm and recipes to put you in the mood."
Everyone's favorite sleuthing guardian angel helps solve a series of murders in a small southern college town. Read full book review >

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ANGEL AT TROUBLESOME CREEK by Mignon F. Ballard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Frantically busy but hardly Ballard's best."
Yet another southern heroine for the author (Minerva Cries Murder, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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FINAL CURTAIN by Mignon F. Ballard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1992

Tepid romantic suspense from southern specialist Ballard (The Widow's Woods, etc.), who, this time out, sends Virginia Cameron to Fiddler's Glen and the Plumb-Nelly tavern/guest-house to discover what really happened 50 years ago to her grandmother's sister, Dahlia Brown. Read full book review >

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HARK! THE HERALD ANGEL SCREAMED by Mignon F. Ballard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"The seventh in Ballard's Augusta Goodnight series (The Angel and the Jabberwocky Murders, 2006, etc.) is the same mixture as before: lots of recipes and Southern mores, with a mildly diverting mystery."
An antique locket holds the key to solving a murder. Read full book review >

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MISS DIMPLE DISAPPEARS by Mignon F. Ballard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"In a break from her Augusta Goodnight series (Hark! The Herald Angel Screamed, 2008, etc.), Ballard provides a nostalgic look at life in small-town America during the war."
As small towns and cities across the United States lose their men to different branches of the services in 1942, Elderberry, Ga., has also misplaced a schoolteacher. Read full book review >