The Devil's Bones: Sarah Booth Delaney #21
Minotaur, 2020 (2020)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
he 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
his 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
he 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
heir 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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