Sarah Booth Delaney's fiancé, Graf Milieu, has become depressed while recovering from a severe leg injury, but Sarah Booth knows just how to help him heal. She's arranged a romantic getaway for the two of them at a lovely beach cottage on Dauphin Island off the Gulf Coast. On the first day of their island adventure, they take a historical tour led by Angela Trotter, a young woman well-versed in local lore, including rumors of pirate treasure hidden somewhere on the island. In fact, Angela confides to Sarah Booth and Graf that her father, a sailor and treasure hunter, was murdered just when he thought he was closing in on the treasure. Angela's convinced that the wrong man was imprisoned for her father's murder, and she manages to persuade Sarah Booth to take the case. And Sarah Booth soon realizes that there's much more going on than meets the eye. With untold amounts of treasure offering plenty of motive for murder and a fiancé falling deeper into depression, Sarah Booth's peaceful island vacation is quickly spinning out of control.
In Booty Bones, Carolyn Haines will once again delight readers with her trademark blend of clever plotting, witty prose, and Southern charm.
Haines's delightful 14th Sarah Booth Delaney mystery (after 2013's Smarty Bones) takes PI Sarah Booth and her fianc , film actor Graf Milieu, to Dauphin Island, Ala., where she hopes that they can work on wedding plans while Graf recovers from a gunshot wound to his leg. On a tour of the small barrier island, a stranger, Angela Trotter, asks Sarah Booth to investigate her father's brutal murder. Angela thinks the wrong man is serving a life sentence for the crime. Graf, preoccupied with his physical therapy, has become emotionally distant, so having a project is just the thing for Sarah Booth, an appealing Southern belle with a good head on her shoulders. Figuring out who really killed Angela's father, reconnecting with Graf, and maybe recovering pirate treasure keeps Sarah Booth hopping in this highly satisfying beignet of a mystery.
This book was sooo good. I felt Sara Booth's heartache like it was my own. The look into Jitty's past brought chills.