Murder Among Friends Mystery Book Group

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lisle Library District
Meeting Room B

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Having enjoyed Carolyn Haines’ suspense novel, The Revenant, in a previous MAF year, we decided to start at the very beginning – and try the first in her long-running Southern mystery series: Them Bones featuring Sarah Booth Delaney...”an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in Zinnia, Mississippi...if it doesn't make her the deadest.”

 No self-respecting lady would allow herself to end up in Sarah Booth's situation. Unwed, unemployed, and over thirty, she's flat broke and about to lose the family plantation. Not to mention being haunted by the ghost of her great-great-grandmother's nanny, who never misses an opportunity to remind her of her sorry state--or to suggest a plan of action, like ransoming her friend's prize pooch to raise some cash.

 But soon Sarah Booth's walk on the criminal side leads her deeper into unladylike territory, and she's hired to solve a murder. Did gorgeous, landed Hamilton Garrett V really kill his mother twenty years ago? And if so, what is Sarah Booth doing falling for this possible murderer? When she asks one too many questions and a new corpse turns up, she is suddenly a suspect herself...and Sarah Booth finds that digging up the bones of the past could leave her rolling over in her grave.  ~Goodreads

 Join us as we cross the Mason-Dixon Line, and see how a light-hearted mystery is served up Southern-style. Our guide will be none other than Carolyn herself – when we see and talk with her via Skype!

All are welcome to attend, no registration is required. Questions? Contact Patricia Ruocco at:

For more information, please see the Murder Among Friends blog.

Event Type(s): Book Discussion Group