Sticks and Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney Series #17)

Sticks and Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney Series #17)

by Carolyn Haines

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Private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends are celebrating New Year’s Eve at the party of the year, a smashing Winter Garden party at the Prince Albert Hotel. It’s a dazzling success…until Frangelica “Sister” McFee walks through the door. Sarah Booth knew Sister in college, before Sister became a bestselling author and moved to New York, and fame and fortune don’t seem to have tempered her arrogance and cruelty.

Sister’s latest book is a memoir about the death of her mother and brother many years ago. Now, a film about the book is in the works, and a film crew has descended upon Zinnia, Mississippi, to tell the complete tale. The film crew soon realizes there may be more to the story than meets the eye—or is told in Sister’s memoir—and they hire Sarah Booth to discover the absolute truth about those deaths so many years ago. But Sarah Booth quickly realizes that someone is desperate to keep the truth hidden and will go to any lengths necessary to protect a long-held secret.

Carolyn Haines's next Sarah Booth Delaney novel, Sticks and Bones, is sure to delight series fans and newcomers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250085276
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Series: Sarah Booth Delaney Series , #17
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 51,622
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Carolyn Haines is the USA Today bestselling author of the Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series and a number of other books in mystery and crime, including the Pluto's Snitch paranormal-historical mystery series, and Trouble, the black cat detective romantic suspense books. She is the recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing and the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence. She is a former journalist, bartender, photographer, farmhand, and college professor and lives on a farm where she works with rescue cats, dogs, and horses.
Carolyn Haines is the USA Today bestselling author of over 80 novels in a number of genres, mostly mystery and crime. She is the author of the long-running Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series, the Pluto's Snitch paranormal-historical mystery series, and the Familiar Legacy romantic suspense series featuring Trouble the black cat detective. She is the recipient of the Alabama Library Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing, the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, and the Mississippi Writers Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a former journalist, bartender, photographer, farmhand, and college professor and lives on a farm where she works with rescue cats, dogs, and horses.

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Sticks and Bones 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG! This has to be the best twist & turn Carolyn Haines has written in the Sarah Booth Mysteries. I won't give up any clues. Just read it for yourself. Oh and these Sarah Booth Mysteries Need to become either a tv show or a long line of movies.
Samplin More than 1 year ago
I'd been disappointed in the some of the later books in this series, but Sticks and Bones kept me reading into the night and all afternoon. Ms. Haines is in top form and Sarah Booth has given up soul searching and is back better than ever. There are more turns in this story than US 60 in West Virginia. Loved every minute of it. The characters are over the top and made me laugh as well as hope the nasty ones be vanquished and the good one be triumphant. Loved every minute of this crazy story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good addition to the series. The mystery was captivating and laid out clearly. Enjoy!
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
Murder, mayhem, old money and family secrets. So fun. Sticks and Bones by Carolyn Haines is awesome, dahlink. I always find what Sarah Booth and Tinkie get messed up in will make me laugh. I have read all the books in this series, they are all fabulous. I love Sunflower, Mississippi and the delta area where Sarah Booth lives. The culture and the people we meet through Sarah Booth’s adventures are extraordinary characters. The mystery Sarah Booth and Tinkie are hired to solve this time really kept me guessing. I truly didn’t figure it out until almost end. Ms. Haines really kept me guessing. I actually dismissed the killer like three times in my head. The death of Son and Cleo McFee is a cold case that is brought up again by the release of a Sister McFee’s best-selling book, which was optioned into a movie deal. The movie production company has hired the ladies to find the truth. I love the regular characters. Sarah Booth is feisty, stubborn, and brave. She will do anything for the people she loves. Tinkie is a petite, blond who the ability to make men bend to her will. They both run around with their pets, who create as much mischief as the two prying private eyes. Sarah Booth seems to have decided on her beau finally. I kind of hoped that she might choose Harold, but Coleman and she have a great connection and they seem to be a good fit, too. I know that just making a choice will make Jitty happy. The drama, lies, secrets, and dysfunction in this old money family is terrible. It is like the money has corrupted their entire beings. I love the way Ms. Haines incorporates all of this into the mystery and uses it to keep us guessing. Never underestimate what someone will do for money. My rating is 5 stars, and I can’t wait for Sarah Booth and Tinkie’s next adventure. If you haven’t read any of the series you should definitely give it a shot. If you would like to see other reviews like this one, check out This is a Guest Review for Baroness' Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book for your site. ~Jen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.
CozyMysteryLover1 More than 1 year ago
Sticks and Bones was by far the best in this series so far. Sarah Booth and her best pal Tinkie are amazing in this book and I could not put it down. There was so much drama, lies, secrets and family deception going on that I found myself transported into the book. When the Delaney Detective Agency is hired by a movie producer to track down the truth about an accident that happened 5 years earlier, Sarah becomes involved in an investigation that could be her last one. Frangelica “Sister” McFee is the author of the book that tells the story of the downfall of her brother, who was allegedly an addict who caused his mother's death and quite possibly his own. Although his body was never discovered, the movie producers want to get the truth before making the movie. Sister is a mean, self-centered character who has nothing nice to say about anyone, especially Tinkie. For that alone Sarah Booth is on edge with this dysfunctional family, but when she begins to unravel the threads of the tightly woven tapestry of family secrets, someone is determined to silence the detectives for good. This book will appeal to all cozy mystery readers. Jitty plays such a comical role in this book that I couldn't help but chuckle every time she made an appearance. Released on Date 16 May 2017 by Minotaur Books Sticks and Bones is the 17th book in the series written by Carolyn Haines I voluntarily read an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley