Game of Bones–review

This is book 20 in the Sarah Booth Delaney series by Carolyn Haines. I read the previous book earlier this year as well as the first book. Now I just need to catch up! I’m not sure when Sweetie Pie and Pluto entered the picture, but I love how they help with the mysteries.

In searching for a licensed to reuse picture of Indian mounds (where the book takes place) I thought it was cool to find that there really is a Winterville Mound in Mississippi (this picture isn’t it–it wasn’t licensed for reuse). It was another one that was mentioned in the book along with the fictional Mound Salla where an archaeological dig was taking place.

My Goodreads review:

Game of Bones (A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery Book 20)Game of Bones by Carolyn Haines

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was another book with such a good ending that I hated to see it end. After only reading the previous book and the first book, I feel like these characters are old friends. Sarah Booth and Tinkie were working for a professor who was part of an archaeological dig, but who also ended up being suspected of the murder of one of his colleagues. When another person ended up killed the same way as the first one, people were getting spooked by the press into thinking there was a serial killer out there. It didn’t help matters that Sarah and Tinkie’s journalist friend Cece went missing. There were a lot of secrets, but I had an idea early about who was behind it all, and for once, I was right. I enjoyed seeing how it all played out. I really need to hurry up and get caught up in this series before another new one comes out!

View all my reviews

A Gift of Bones–review

This is the nineteenth book in the Sarah Booth Delaney series by Carolyn Haines, but it was my first-ever book to read in the series. I liked it so much that it won’t be my last! I’d love to start from the beginning. I love Christmas books any time of the year, and this one was still in the new books section at my library practically begging me to borrow it. Yep, books have been known to talk to me. 😉

My Goodreads review:

A Gift of Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney, #19)A Gift of Bones by Carolyn Haines

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It definitely doesn’t have to be Christmastime to enjoy an awesome book set at Christmas. I had picked this one up at the library, because I’d seen different people online had read and liked it. Even though I had never read any of the previous books, I wasn’t a bit lost. And it didn’t take me long at all to get to know the characters and feel like they were good friends. It definitely made me want to start reading this series from the beginning, so that I can savor all the fun, humor and Coleman-history moments!

Christmas miracles can definitely happen as readers will see when for one, Zinnia, Mississippi gets its first-in-a-long-time Christmas snow, siblings get reunited and a sick little baby receives care he needs. I loved this whole mystery and even though there wasn’t a murder, I was so caught up in trying to figure things out, that I almost didn’t notice. Once a few clues were dropped, I had an idea of what was going on, but not the person who was in control of all this.

I was laughing as I was reading about the Christmas pageant that Coleman, sheriff and Sarah’s boyfriend, was describing to her as they drove home after the case was solved and the perp taken away. The flying baby Jesus doll had to be hysterical! I love this author’s style and sense of humor, and it will be my extreme pleasure to read more in this series!

View all my reviews