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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (314 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. B. Chesterton Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sarah Booth Delaney Mysteries Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781470331788
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Despite the wishes of her overprotective fiancé, Sarah Booth Delaney can’t give up her detective work—no matter how dangerous it becomes. On this case, avoiding danger might be impossible—she’s on the trail of a porn-star-turned-psychic operating from a haunted estate on the edge of town. Medium Sherry Cameron promises to reunite grieving family members with their dearly departed, but it seems vaguely suspicious that Sherry will only accept emotionally vulnerable—and tremendously wealthy—clients. Aging billionaire Marjorie Littlefield fits the profile perfectly—her daughter died in a tragic accident as a young girl, she’s been estranged from her son for decades, and she’s planning to leave her considerable inheritance to her cat.

Convinced she’s uncovered a scheme to separate a lonely woman from her fortune, Sarah Booth talks her way onto the estate as a maid, where she finds Marjorie and several other wealthy eccentrics ready to commune with the dead. Between chores, Sarah explores the estate, mingles with the other staff … and finds a few dead bodies. But who is the killer? 

With spooks and charlatans around every corner, Sarah Booth is the only PI in the southlands who can put an end to this elaborate scam.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette | 2/16/2014

    " Carolyn Haines did it again with the page turner of a mystery with all the characters one has grown to enjoy. Having the characters act as personal maids was great and it added to the humor and twists of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ricki | 2/14/2014

    " I love Carolyn Haines, and I love this series! Every year I eagerly await the next chapter in the life of Sarah Booth Delany, her ghost Jitty, and her various friends and colleagues! Her latest book, Bonefire of the Vanities, is one more jewel in her crown of achievements. She slowly lures you into the story until you find yourself immersed in intrigue to the point of oblivion from the outside world. This is done with characters that appear so real you feel as though you are in a circle of personal friends. Each book has a more creative plot than the last and Bonefire of the Vanities is no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/12/2014

    " Having to push my way through to complete it. Didn't hold my attention "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 2/9/2014

    " I have read all of this series and always look forward to a new title. I especially liked this one as the plot essentially stayed in one physical location, an upscale think tank, complete with a medium who performs senances and of course a wealthly woman about to be deprived of her fortune by her son. Lots of twists and turns,two murders and Sheriff Coleman Peters to the rescue of Sarah Booth Delaney. Yes this is a fairly predictible series, but I love it for the fact that it takes place in Sunflower County Mississippi which really exists and the author always has some local details in the story. Makes me feel like I am actually there and yes I will wait patiently for the next title. But please more Coleman Peters and not Graf, Sarah Booth's finance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/4/2014

    " I love this series. This one has many plot twists, some dark humor, and a good ending. I think that they're fun reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/3/2014

    " Certainly not my favorite in the series. Still not completely feeling the connection with Graf ...feeling Coleman....Graf will always be second best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judyr | 1/25/2014

    " I enjoy reading about Sarah Booth. She's a strong woman who stands up for herself and understands her heritage. Tink is a real hoot. A fun enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janna | 1/18/2014

    " Fun read. I love this series. They just keep getting better and better. This one was filled with plot twists and turns and once again Tinkie and Sarah Booth save the day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli Buchanan | 1/14/2014

    " Enjoyed this book light entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 1/6/2014

    " Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries are fun! Start with the first book, Them Bones "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Mancini | 1/3/2014

    " Another bestseller!!! Loved the twisted ending---I myself blamed different characters of doing the deed, but was wonderfully surprised!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/1/2014

    " Bonefire of the Vanities was entertaining but the plot was slow to develop. Sarah Boothe and Tinkie are a great sleuthing pair but I missed the wit and sarcasm of Jitty,the resident ghost, who only appeared a few times in the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/22/2013

    " Such great fluff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonia | 12/8/2013

    " I loved this book. But then again I love all the books in this series and you will never be disapointed in the writing or story. The author is one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seletta Raven | 12/6/2013

    " I figured out the killer two steps ahead of Sarah Booth and I felt like Tinkie didn't really get a lot to do in this one. Fast paced, fun and I really didn't see the twist at the end coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jackie | 10/13/2013

    " Light reading but fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 7/3/2013

    " I'm long-time fan of this series, but this one was a bit ho-hum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 6/19/2013

    " Overall, I found this to be a cute novel and the characters have very likeable attributes. I have never read the other books in the series but I can say that this a series that I will look into. I recommend this book to those that want to read a novel that is fast paced and has a few twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Larocca | 2/24/2013

    " great book can't wait for the next one keep them coming Carolyn you are doing a great job "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 1/10/2013

    " A fun read from an enjoyable series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorelie | 12/15/2012

    " Love this series! This one was great! Didn't see that one coming! Good ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Green | 12/11/2012

    " Lots of fun, light read. "

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About the Author

Carolyn Haines (a.k.a. R. B. Chesterton) is the author of about twenty novels, including the acclaimed Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series. She was honored with the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence and the Harper Lee Award. Born and raised in Mississippi, she now lives on a farm in Alabama.

About the Narrator

Kate Forbes is a professionally trained actress who has appeared on Broadway, in regional theaters, and with a renowned touring company. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was active in theater, she completed an MFA at New York University School of the Arts. With this training, she launched into a successful acting career.