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Who Killed the Queen of Clubs?
     

Who Killed the Queen of Clubs?

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by Patricia Sprinkle
 

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A Thoroughly Southern Mystery #7

"Patricia Sprinkle is a modern master of the classic cozy mystery." --Nancy Pickard

State bridge champ, Edie Whelan, may win card games, but the hand that life deals her isn't quiet as rosy. But she has her job at the library and her beautiful thousand-acre pecan grove--a stressful life, but an

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A Thoroughly Southern Mystery #7

"Patricia Sprinkle is a modern master of the classic cozy mystery." --Nancy Pickard

State bridge champ, Edie Whelan, may win card games, but the hand that life deals her isn't quiet as rosy. But she has her job at the library and her beautiful thousand-acre pecan grove--a stressful life, but an acceptable one. But then the pecan grove's foreman suddenly dies...and then Edie goes too--and not from natural causes.


Now, county magistrate Mac Yarbrough is on the case to prove the foreman's son innocent of murder, and figure out who's got a card up their sleeve...

"This series is a winner." –Tamar Myers

"As Southern as Sunday fried chicken and sweet tea... Come for one visit and you'll always return." –Carolyn Hart

"Sprinkle has a gift for developing a full, rich world." --Publisher's Weekly

"Sprinkle entertains and enchants her readers. Her characters are so real you'll find yourself believing you grew up with them." --Christian Retailing


"Sprinkle has a real eye for regional culture and traditions. . . . She tackles weighty subject matter with a steady hand and a reassuring touch."--Atlanta Journal Constitution

"Sprinkle's characters are fantastic, her Southern settings shine, and her stories always mesmerize." --Roundtable Reviews

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157142179
Publisher:
NYLA
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
A Thoroughly Southern Mystery , #7
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
275,381
File size:
729 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia Sprinkle decided in ninth grade to become a writer, a goal that remained with her as she went on to study creative writing at Vassar College. After a life-changing, deadline-free stint living in the Scottish Highlands, Sprinkle returned to the United States to settle down with her husband and kids in Atlanta, Georgia, whereupon she found her calling in the genre of mystery. Since 1988, Sprinkle has written twenty mysteries, four novels, and five non-fiction books. She later returned to the world of academia and attended Florida International University for a Masters of Arts in Religious Studies with a focus on religion and literature. She currently lives in Mableton, Georgia. When not writing, Sprinkle likes to read, snorkel, and work with growing plants and growing children.

Visit Patricia at www.patriciasprinkle.com to discover new releases, sneak peaks and other free tidbits!

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Who Killed the Queen of Clubs? (Thoroughly Southern Series #7) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Edith Burkett struggles with grief as her spouse the town pharmacist committed suicide and her father suffered a debilitating stroke that has forced his placement in a nursing home. Making matters even more difficult for the shell shocked Edie is that her husband squandered their money on drugs for personal use as he was an addict. Edie has sold their home and now works to earn money to support herself. Her stepdaughter and son-in-law wants Edie to sell the family¿s pecan farm since her dad can no loner work it and they fear she is becoming forgetful and want her closer to their home. Edie insists she is fine and asks her concerned friends and family to give her space to recuperate.--- County magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough visits Edie, but finds her friend murdered in a gruesome manner. The police focus on son of the farm¿s foreman since Henry¿s machete is the murder weapon and his overalls has Edie¿s blood on it. Mac believes Henry is innocent as she knows two people with much stronger motives. She sets off to prove her hypothesis not anticipating the danger she steps into.--- Make yourself a mint julep, sit on the porch swing, and read a delightful down home southern regional mystery. Mac always ends up in the middle of a murder investigation as she keeps tripping over corpses and yet somehow has many friends anyway who recognize she is a friendly neighbor not the grim reaper. This tale provides readers with a charming look at an old fashion southern town in which everyone knows everyone else. This work is a fine cozy sprinkled with intelligence and wit.--- Harriet Klausner