Bones on the Bayou

Bones on the Bayou

by Carolyn Haines

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Christmas is six days away--and Sarah Booth Delaney has her hands full!

To honor a group of international investors, Shaw, Mississippi, resurrects the old custom of drifting miniature, lighted Christmas floats down Silver Bayou. The Italian delegation from Venice may bring much-needed new jobs and commercial opportunities to this small, struggling Delta town.

Among the investors is notorious womanizer, Enzo Aceto. Handsome, witty, and eager for new conquests, Enzo meets his match in Tinkie Bellcase Richmond. She, too, is an accomplished flirt, and a partner in Delaney Detective Agency.

Enzo disappears. Rumors of murder are buzzing. Suspicion falls on Tinkie's husband, Oscar, whose jealousy created a scene at a social event.

A body spotted bobbing behind the last Christmas float makes the joyous holiday celebration take on a much darker tone. Tinkie and Oscar flee Sunflower County. Sarah Booth must determine what happened to Enzo, or her partner's and Oscar's holiday will end in multiple felony charges.

From paid shoppers to canine and feline assistant sleuths, "Bones on the Bayou" brings the Zinnia gang together to solve the mystery--and save Christmas.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150132719
Publisher: Carolyn Haines Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Series: Sarah Booth Delaney Series , #15
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 58,976
File size: 34 KB

About the Author

Carolyn Haines is the author of eighteen novels, including the acclaimed Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series. She was honored with the prestigious 2009 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. Haines was also 2010 recipient of the Harper Lee Award. Born and raised in Mississippi, she now lives in Alabama on a farm with more dogs, cats, and horses than she can possibly keep track of!

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Bones on the Bayou 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
I can promise you that the author's writing will delight and surprise you. My Christmas tree glimmered with lights, ornaments, and tinsel. Though such holiday trimmings weren't in vogue any longer, I loved them. I pulled every box of family decorations from the attic and glamored the tree until it looked like a "fancy woman in a cheap brothel" as my aunt Loulane would say. BONES ON THE BAYOU by Carolyn Haines is a crazy, quirky, fun, Christmasy who-done-it-in-the-Bayou novella. The cover drew me to the book in the first place; I thought it was an absolute hoot with the Christmas lights and the Gator! LOL! BONES ON THE BAYOU is the fifteenth installment in the author's clearly popular Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries series. I have not previously read any of the books in this series, so I can attest that this particular novella is enjoyable on its own. There were characters and relationships that I could tell have played prominently in the preceding books, but the author provided enough information to allow the new reader to not be lost while reading this installment. I would assume that my enjoyment would have been increased if I'd been familiar with the characters.... but this holiday tale was still a very entertaining read. My full review is posted at Reading Between the Wines Book Club. Check it out there. 4 Wine Glasses!
MegC08 More than 1 year ago
Bones on the Bayou is a great connector book after the big life changes in the last book. Carolyn Haines never fails to leave me wanting more. It was fun to see a different dynamic between the characters but wish there had been a bit more of my favorite haunt, Jitty! If you are looking for a quick read to get you through until the next book comes out then this is for you. The citizens of Zinnia never fail to entertain and delight.
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Eshorts More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Carolyn Haines and Sarah Booth Delaney and her wonderful group of friends.  I was lucky enough to be given an advanced copy of this short story to read and it lived up to the incredible reputation that Carolyn has earned.  It also had quite a bit of punch for a short story.  I pride myself on figuring out the culprit whenever I read a mystery but Carolyn had me guessing to the very end and I was just as shocked as you will be when you read this story.  I also loved that our poor heroine who is so unlucky in love may have finally found her match in the very last page of this story. If you are already a fan of Carolyn's then you will love love love this story. If you are reading her for the first time, then I guarantee you will be pulling out your credit card and ordering more Sarah Booth Delaney adventures to read. I was born and raised in the North but when I read Carolyn's stories, it makes me sorry I wasn't born in the elegance and graciousness of the deep south.  Well, I don't want to keep you from starting your foray into this wonderful short story.  All I can add is ENJOY, because I know I did very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great to hear from Sarah Boothe and pals. Funny mystery with my favorite characters. Merry Christmas Zinnia
PDX_reader_Jane More than 1 year ago
Bones on the Bayou was just what I needed for my Sarah Booth fix! I was lucky to receive an advance copy for my honest opinion of this short story. I was worried about Sarah Booth after the last book and I didn’t have to wait for a full length one to see that she is bouncing back. Sunflower County and the usual cast of characters make an appearance, too. Jitty is "alive and well" and still giving advice! Tinkie usually bails out Sarah, but this "Bones" is the reverse. Tinkie and Oscar have a fight over her flirting and Oscar disappears. Enzo, the "flirtee", disappears as well. Could Oscar be capable of murder? Tinkie is too upset to help, so it's up to Sarah Booth to find answers --- and ignore Coleman's summons. Until the delicious last page! If you like Southern hospitality with zing and humor, then the "Bones..." books will be a perfect fit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
where are the paper back versions----i will not buy ebook or nook