Bone-a-fied Trouble (Familiar Legacy Series #9)

Bone-a-fied Trouble (Familiar Legacy Series #9)

by Carolyn Haines


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The worlds of Sarah Booth Delaney’s Zinnia, Mississippi and Trouble, the black cat detective, collide in this fast-paced tale of high stakes cotton research, abduction, and murder.

Trouble, the Sherlockian feline, falls in with Pluto, another cat with a yin for detective work, to find the missing Trudy Wells. But the cats aren’t alone. Tabitha Kingsley, posing as a psychic medium, has come to the Mississippi Delta to find her missing sister.

Standing in Tabitha’s way is the cynical—and compelling—Roger Long. Roger manages the vast Long Agricultural Products farm and business. Trudy was his newly hired receptionist—and possible lover--before she disappeared.

In a world of wealth and privilege, Tabitha must discover the truth of what her rebellious, sometimes law-breaking, sister was really up to. And she must trust Roger to help her.

Trouble and Pluto aid the bipeds in finding the answers—to Trudy’s vanishing act and also to the path to trust.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984700134
Publisher: Carolyn Haines, Inc.
Publication date: 03/04/2019
Series: Familiar Legacy Series , #9
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 158,669
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Haines is the USA Today bestselling author of over 70 books. She was the recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing and the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, as well as the "Best Amateur Sleuth" award by Romantic Times. Haines writes in a number of genres, from cozy mystery to horror and short fiction. She got her start in publishing in romantic mysteries with one savvy black cat detective called Familiar. She's delighted to bring back the first Familiar stories--and to introduce Trouble, son of Familiar, in a delightful new Familiar Legacy series which features a number of talented authors (and cat lovers!)

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Bone-a-fied Trouble (Familiar Legacy, #9) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
DanieleK More than 1 year ago
BONE-A-FIED TROUBLE is a delightful cozy mystery featuring Trouble, cat detective extraordinaire. This adventure takes him to the world of author Haines’ Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries, which is among my favorite series. In Zinnia, Mississippi, with his human Tammy Lynn, Trouble receives a call to help his friend Pluto, Sarah Booth’s cat. It seems that Pluto’s girlfriend Vesta’s human Trudy is missing. At the same time, Trudy’s sister Tabitha comes to town under the guise of a medium in hopes of getting close to Trudy’s employer. Though Tabitha’s methods are deceitful, Trudy’s boss Roger sees that her motives are pure and agrees to help find Trudy. Their investigation, led by Trouble’s influence, takes them down a dangerous road of greed, environmental activists, and a new strain of cotton. I really enjoyed BONE-A-FIED TROUBLE. There is a touch of paranormal – Tabitha may not be a professional medium, but she does see ghosts. Trouble’s amazing detective abilities seem completely plausible in Haines’ deft hands. The mystery is full of twists and surprises, and I did not figure out who the villain was until late in the book. Even though Sarah Booth barely makes a cameo here, other characters from her series do pop up. It is so much fun. Highly recommended. I received and ARC of this title from the author and voluntarily shared my thoughts here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trouble, the Cat Detective, visits Zinnia, Mississippi!!!!! It just doesn't get much better than this! It's really hard to put this book down.
QueenPeng4444 More than 1 year ago
The book that I have been waiting for has finally arrived! Trouble is back with a brand new case with Sarah Booth Delaney’s fearless feline, Pluto and his marmalade love, Vesta. The lovely marmalade cat is desperate to find her missing pet, Trudy Wells, who has some information regarding a new strain of cotton seed that could change the world of agriculture. Pluto enlists Trouble’s assistance to find clues to Trudy’s disappearance. Trouble and Pluto are not alone on this case, Trudy’s sister, Tabitha Kingsley, poses as a psychic medium to find out what happened to her sister. She finds a temporary residence with her newest client, Charline Long, who is trying to contact her mother-in-law, Suellen Long regarding some unfinished family business. Trudy was last seen at the Long Ag office, working on a special report regarding this mysterious cotton seed before she disappeared. Tabitha hits a major snag when she meets Roger Long, Charline’s nephew, who suspects that Tabitha is a fake trying to get some fast cash from his grieving aunt. She and Roger have a romantic spark that does cause some problems in this search, much to Trouble’s chagrin. Another death occurred shortly after Trudy’s disappearance, so Trouble and the gang have plenty of suspects until Roger’s mother, Hannah and her smarmy boyfriend, Antoine arrive to the mansion looking for her allowance from her brother, Sam Long. Is their arrival to the Long mansion is an ill-timed consequence or something entirely different? Trouble and Tabitha have to find out what is going on with the mysterious agricultural report and Trudy’s disappearance before it is too late! I could not wait to read about Trouble and the Zinnia gang in this highly anticipated book. The writing is top-notch, the characters are quirky and very entertaining, and the carefully executed plotline with a major surprise ending equals to an outstanding story. Ms. Haines is brilliant to combine the Sarah Booth Delaney Zinnia gang and Trouble into one fabulous storyline. I loved this story that I had reread it again with the same zest that I had during the first read though. I have enjoyed catching up with Trouble, Tammy, Pluto, and several others in both series which is a huge plus for me. The Long family is an excellent addition of new characters that I hope to see in future stories as well. It is a pleasure to read such a highly imaginative and entertaining story of two beloved serial characters. The only drawback is the limited appearance of Sarah Booth Delaney and her friend, Tinkie Richmond. They would have been an excellent pair to help Roger and Tabitha with the clues and possible leads. A picky drawback, I know, I do love my Sarah Booth Delaney and her zany friends in their adventures. I would give this book a ten plus star rating for inventive storytelling and the excellent human and feline characters, and the very creative ending. This is an outstanding read that is very hard to put down once you start reading this book, so make plans
Bfoerst More than 1 year ago
Trouble visits the land of Sarah Booth Delaney. Trouble is visiting Sunflower County with his owner at a book conference. Tabitha comes from New Orleans to search for her sister. Her cover is she is a psychic. Trouble begins to tag along with Tabitha to solve the mystery. This story is woven well. As Tabitha searches for her sister she makes friends with the family she initially thought she might be involved with her missing sister. King Cotton rears it’s head as problems with the crops appear. Sarah Booth and Coleman are off on vacation during this book; however, Pluto puts in a guest appearance.
Dmaxtownsend More than 1 year ago
Exciting news! Trouble is visiting Zinnia! This charming crossover has Trouble helping his friend Pluto Delany (of Sarah Booth Delany fame) locate Trudy, a missing woman. Along with Vesta, Trudy’s cat, and a Trudy’s sister and boss, the team works their magic to uncover the mystery. All loyal Sarah Booth fans will love this different perspective of our Zinnia friends. We hang around Millie’s, meet with the Coleman’s deputies, and even hear rumors that Sarah Booth’s house is haunted. Which the erudite Trouble does not believe, of course. Trouble is able to insinuate himself into every aspect of the town and the mystery. He is quite the gourmet and manages to eat better than most humans as he charms those he meets. The mystery revolves around important environmental issues, which the author is known to champion. This is a fun romp with some romance, old friends, and a cleverly plotted mystery to boot. Now where will we find Trouble next? This series is just plain fun!
Redbird More than 1 year ago
Classic Carolyn Haines. This book is fun, well-written with crisp, clean sentences, alive with wonderful characters to cheer for or hiss at, endlessly clever with a twisty plot, a surprise ending and a simmering romance, all set in Carolyn's native Deep South. Carolyn cleverly and seamlessly combines the Zinnia, Mississippi setting of her best-selling, award-winning Bones series (featuring Sarah Booth Delaney and her cat Pluto) with the newer adventures of Trouble, the Sherlock of cat detectives. Trouble, Carolyn's creation, is featured in other books in the series, with each book written by a different author. But with Bone-a-fied Trouble, Carolyn returns to writing about the spirited cat detective she created. When Trouble is transported to Zinnia, he meets Pluto and some other critters, and together they help the humans in a search for the missing Trudy Wells. Trudy might have been kidnapped because she knows too much. She could have been murdered because of some romantic misadventures. Or, being a free spirit, she could have just up and left town. Trudy's sister,Tabitha, comes South to find her, but discovers more than she bargained for as traditions collide, tempers flare, and the mysteries pile on top of each other. Tabitha immediately clashes with Roger, who manages the vast Long Agricultural Products farm and business. Trudy was his newly hired receptionist—and possible lover--before she disappeared. Roger and Tabitha bristle and growl at each other, suspicious of motives, thinking the worst...but does their initial dislike camouflage a growing attraction? Can they learn to trust each other and find Trudy? Complicating it all, Tabitha, acting as a fake psychic to gain access to the Long Plantation in her search for Trudy, turns out to have real powers. Then there's the agricultural shady business with GMO seeds, and ghosts and history and "the past isn't really the past" all mixed into the Landed Gentry world at the Long Plantation. And what is that glimmer Trouble spots in the distance fields? Is it the missing Trudy's car? Is she alive or dead? High cotton hi-jinks, and classic Carolyn Haines all the way--and that a very good thing to be.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Bone-a-fied Trouble by Carolyn Haines is such an engaging cozy mystery that I sat down to read it and didn't get up until I reached the end. Trouble is with Tammy visiting the Delta this time. He's received an SOS message from his friend, Pluto, that his help is needed to find a missing woman. Although Sarah Booth Delaney is not actually in this story many of the characters of Ms. Haines' Sarah Booth Delaney series do make appearances. Tabitha has come to the Delta as a psychic to find her missing sister, Trudy. I liked Tabitha immediately because she does have integrity and it's bothering her that she has to hide her reasons for visiting. The plot was swift and complex as not everyone is as they first seem. The plot twisted and turned with several suspects who all seemed to have something to hide. I was shocked at the reveal but the end made me smile as everything was wrapped up safely for all. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. All of the above opinions are my own.