Crossed Bones

Crossed Bones

Book - 2003
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Mississippi private detective Sarah Booth Delaney investigates the murder of a black blues-club owner and is caught in a town torn apart by racial prejudice when the victim's white protâegâe becomes the prime suspect.

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Sarah Booth Delaney is no ordinary P.I. A born-and-bred Mississippi belle, she struggles to hold on to her family's plantation and keeps up a running conversation with the ghost of her great-great-grandmother's nanny, a busybody who decks herself out in a stunning new outfit every day - and schemes to save Sarah Booth from spinsterhood. Not one to wait around for a white knight, Sarah takes on the kind of cases no one else will touch. Like trying to exonerate a man accused of murdering Sunflower County's most popular musician.
The two men met in prison: Ivory Keys, a gifted black blues pianist, and Scott Hampton, a rich white boy turned racist. Somewhere between the two men, a spark was lit. And by the time he came out of the joint, Scott Hampton had not only renounced his racist ways, he had learned to play a blues guitar that made grown women go weak in the knees. So why did Scott plunge a steel shank into his mentor's chest? Ivory's widow doesn't think he did, and she's paid Sarah Booth to prove it. No easy task, especially since the delicate racial harmony of Sunflower County is threatening to come undone under the heat of Sarah Booth's investigation.
For a woman feeling a little heat of her own - navigating between a rich, available businessman, a married lawman with a waffling heart, and the sexy bluesman who is angling to become much more than her client - this case is taking dangerous twists. A town's slumbering passions have awakened with a jolt, a matchmaking ghost is dressed up like Jackie O, and Sarah Booth is caught between her need to know the truth and the consequences it will have on her town - and on her life.

Baker
& Taylor

Haunted by a busybody ghost and constantly nagged about finding a husband, thirtysomething Mississippi private detective Sarah Booth Delaney investigates the murder of a black blues-club owner and finds herself caught in the middle of a town torn apart by racial prejudice when the victim's white protTgT becomes the prime suspect in the killing.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780385336598
0385336594
Branch Call Number: F HAI
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 24 cm

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NYSandy23
Jun 19, 2017

This is the fourth in the series about Sarah Booth Delaney and each one is better than the others. Sarah is a southern belle who is the emancipated version of southern women. While she knows all the "rules" she chooses not to use them as she cuts a wide swath through the Delta of Mississippi. This story takes on a bit of race relations in the south woven through a killing, a romance or two and a bit of music fantasy. Sarah has a delightful cast of characters who help her move through life in Zinnia. Can't wait to revisit the Delta for the next book in the series.

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barbaralouisa
Mar 03, 2017

Good read. This is not the first book with the main character but it was not difficult to work out the story line. I will check other books now by this author.

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