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Wishbones by Carolyn Haines
Anyone who has seen Steel Magnolia’s or Gone with the Wind should know that southern belles are a force to be reckoned with. Any southern lady worth her salt can bring men to their knees with just a bat of an eye. She must always look her best – even when she’s taking out the trash in sweltering heat. Most importantly, she must never accept defeat from the enemy. And Sarah Booth Delaney – the hottest detective in Zinnia,
– is no exception! Mississippi
In this eighth installment of Haine’s charming Southern Belle Mystery Series, the sassy sleuth leaves her beloved plantation home and PI agency to pursue her dream of becoming a
Hollywood starlet. She soon lands the leading role in a steamy remake of the movie Body Heat alongside her old flame, Graf Mileu.
Nursing a broken heart after a bad breakup with her longtime love, Sarah tries to keep her relationship with Graf professional, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. And when the love scenes heat up, so does their off-screen relationship!
Just before she could get her bearings in the big city, the director Frederico’s former lover is found dead in the foothills of
, a wildfire breaks out, and a foreboding message in lipstick appears on Sarah Booth’s bathroom mirror. Lettohatchi Canyon
Refusing to heed to the perp’s warning to “go home, hick,” Sarah Booth sets off for
to film on location in Frederico’s gorgeous – and reputedly haunted – mansion. Costa Rica
The bad luck continues when the ghost of Federico’s dead wife Carlita stalks the corridors, disembodied voices resonate behind the mansion’s walls, and a set balustrade crumbles. All signs point to Frederico’s angry daughter, Estelle, who threatens the entire film crew to leave the mansion or suffer the consequences.
When Sarah Booth’s best friend and fellow PI, Tinkie, catches wind of all of the unexplained accidents, she comes to the rescue. Hot on the trail, the sassy sleuths hunt down suspects and explore the mansion’s hidden nooks and crannies. With some help from their gal pals in Zinnia, Tinkie and Sarah Booth research Frederico’s dark family history and discover some startling secrets about Carlita’s past.
Assisted by her resident “haint” (aka Resident Haunt) Jitty, the busybody ghost of her great-great-grandmother's nanny, Sarah Booth digs up all the dirt she can find about the haunted mansion and its shady residents. And when Tinkie and her dust mop of a dog, Chablis, fall victim to the next “accident,” Sarah Booth must piece together the clues before she loses the ones she holds most dear, as well as her chance at stardom.