cover image Bone to Be Wild: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery

Bone to Be Wild: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery

Carolyn Haines. Minotaur, $25.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-250-04614-7

At the start of Haines’s engaging 15th cozy set in Zinnia, Miss. (after 2014’s Booty Bones), Sarah Booth Delaney badly needs a diversion after her fiancé, Graf Milieu, suddenly breaks off their engagement and returns home to L.A. Fortunately, an old flame, guitarist Scott Hampton, asks her to help track down the person who has threatened him and his band members. Someone doesn’t want Scott to open his new blues club. Is the threat serious? The sheriff isn’t sure until the club’s bartender is gunned down. This is only the beginning of Scott’s troubles, and Sarah is determined to find the killer before he or she strikes again. Why would anyone be so angry about a blues club? Is it a personal attack aimed at Scott? Meanwhile, Sarah Booth’s ghostly friend, Jitty, provides romantic advice, but it will take a lot of work from the living to solve this perplexing mystery. [em]Agent: Marian Young, Young Agency. (May) [/em]