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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Smarty Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney Series #13)

Smarty Bones - Carolyn Haines

Wow, this book was busy! It's like the author had three different novella-length stories she wanted to tell and compressed them all into the same plot line/book. But I don't mean that as a bad thing. It was just a very busy storyline - which I can see a lot of people not enjoying, but it kept me on the edge of my seat for the last half of the book. I love how Ms. Haines brought Sweetie and Pluto into the storyline and made them active characters - a true animal lover will appreciate it.  I really enjoyed the Lady in Red storyline. I was really intrigued by the role she played in the Civil War and the possible solution to the troubles that she hoped to forward. The modern day storyline revolving around The Lady in Red, however, I have to admit to finding hard to swallow - it felt a tiny bit over-the-top. But I still enjoyed the hell out of this book!  Ms. Haines hints throughout the story that she might be shaking things up again in Sarah Booth's life. As I've always been a fan of Coleman's, I sort of hope that's true. I'm looking forward to the next book to find out what happens.