Sep 7, 2020

The Devils Bones by Carolyn Haines

Hello my cozy friends,

Today I am reviewing "Game of Bones - Sarah Booth Delaney #21” by Carolyn Haines. I haven't read the whole series (Maybe 4) but boy I wish I had as I love Sarah Booth! I always walk away having learned something when I read one of Carolyn’s books. With all this said you can easily read this book as a stand-alone, but I recommend reading in order.
As Sarah Booth sees it, Easter weekend is a time to celebrate life in all its many forms. So when the newly-pregnant Tinkie invites her and Cece on a girls’ trip to Lucedale, Missisippi to celebrate that spring has official sprung, Sarah Booth can’t resist. Plans include facials, food, and a trip to the incredible Garden of Bones—a miniature Holy Land with recreations of all parts of the Middle East—for their Sunrise Easter Services led by biblical scholar, gardener, and creator of the Gardens Daniel Reynolds.

Unfortunately for Sarah Booth and the gang, someone doesn’t seem appreciate this season of new life. Easter morning has just dawned when the trio find themselves at the Mount of Olives—with a dead body at their feet.

Reynolds identifies the dead man as local lawyer Perry Slay, who was well known for his sly and underhanded dealings. Perry had rubbed plenty of people the wrong way, and now it looks like someone has rubbed him out…

Because being a PI apparently means never being on vacation, Sarah Booth and her friends must now find a way to resurrect the truth from a list of suspects as long as the River Jordan, reveal the devil in disguise, and—if they’re lucky—find a moment to enjoy a few chocolate bunnies before more bodies pile up like pillars of salt.

The Devils Bones is the 21st installment in the “A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery” series. I really enjoyed this book and learning about the miniature Holy Land in Lucedale, Missisippi . 

Sarah Booth is a strong and intelligent protagonist and all the characters are fully developed with some quirky attributes. I loved how important Sarah Booth's friends are to her Tinkie, CeCe, and Coleman. The inclusion of her haint (Dahlia House's ghost Jetty) who helps by giving clue from the beyond to help solve the mystery.

There were plenty of twists and turns and lots of suspects to choose from this go around and the main suspect did not help himself what so ever. I found this book to be a real page-turner, suspenseful, read that had me second guessing up till the end. I did figure out who the Miller was but I was wrong about the why until close to the end.

I'll be reading more of this author, I highly recommend this book and series.
My Rating
I requested and received an Advanced Reader Copy from Minotaur Books and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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1 comment:

  1. Carolyn Haines is indeed a fine author and I am not surprised at the 5 star rating for your review for her newest. Your descriptions definitely makes a reader want this book and probably the whole series! Great review!


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