Private investigation isn't on the list of a southern belle's most desirable accomplishments--but it's saved Sarah Booth Delaney's Delta homestead. Now all she has to cope with is its bossy antebellum ghost who is determined to save Sarah--from spinsterhood. Then comes the perfect social occasion: Lawrence Ambrose's dinner party...
Ambrose, once a famous man of southern letters, is planning a comeback: a delicious tell-all with a bitchy ex-model as his " biographer." As he taunts his dinner guests with the news that his book will blow the lid off Zinnia's darkest secrets, it becomes plain that each and every guest has a secret--and wants Ambrose to keep it. When the morning-after mess includes a bloody corpse and the manuscript of the biography disappears, Sarah Booth goes digging for answers. But many who hold them are six feet under--or soon will be--and if she doesn't tread carefully, she could join them any day now...
"A feistier southern belle you couldn't hope to find. Pull up a chair on the porch of Dahlia House and pour yourself a mint julep. You're going to want to set a spell."
-- Rick Riordan, Edgar Award-winning author of The Widower's Two-Step "A writer of exceptional talent."
-- The Milwaukee Journal
Don't miss Sarah Booth Delaney's debut As The Mississippi Delta's First Southern Belle P.I.
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-- Nancy Pickard, author of The Whole Truth
"A page-turning, laugh-out-loud read--I couldn't put it down."
-- Deborah Crombie, author of Kissed a Sad Goodbye
Available from Bantam Books
Series: Sarah Booth Delaney Ser.
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 1st October 2000
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1