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The Devil's Bones: Sarah Booth Delaney #21    by Carolyn Haines order for
Devil's Bones
by Carolyn Haines
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Minotaur, 2020 (2020)
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* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

The Devil's Bones is the twenty first in Carolyn Haines' popular cozy mystery series starring Sarah Booth Delaney and her close friends - BFF Tinkie (her PI partner), journalist Cece - and of course ancestral ghost Jitty, who shows up to remind Sarah Booth that 'Spring is for renewal'.

This episode takes Sarah Booth, a pregnant Tinkie and Cece on an Easter weekend mini-vacation to the Garden of Bones in Lucedale, Mississippi. It's a miniature Holy Land, where biblical scholar Daniel Reynolds leads Sunrise Easter Services. Of course, the threesome stumble over a dead body 'flung across the Garden of Gethsemane'!

The victim is sleazy, unpopular local lawyer Perry Slay. It seems that everyone in the area hated the man. Sheriff Glory soon shows up on horseback and the hunt is on for the killer, with our three friends right in the middle of it all - they just can't help themselves. Their investigation is even filmed this time, and soon they're 'finding bodies like Easter eggs'.

Their digging stirs up a hornet's nest, the PIs are shot at repeatedly, Jitty warns of imminent danger, and several more bodies are found - what is going on? As we expect, Sarah Booth solves the case, though at great personal risk. The Devil's Bones is another over the top escapade in this popular cozy series.

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