Sarah Booth Delaney

24 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091 ratings

Them Bones Publisher's Summary

If only I hadn't kidnapped the dog...but the ransom paid the mortgage.... Now I seem to be a private eye.... I shouldn't have listened to that ghost....

Meet Sarah Booth Delaney...an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in Zinnia, Mississippi...if it doesn't make her the deadest. No self-respecting lady would allow herself to end up in Sarah Booth's situation. Unwed, unemployed, and over 30, she's flat broke and about to lose the family plantation. Not to mention being haunted by the ghost of her great-great-grandmother's nanny, who never misses an opportunity to remind her of her sorry state - or to suggest a plan of action, like ransoming her friend's prize pooch to raise some cash.

But soon Sarah Booth's walk on the criminal side leads her deeper into unladylike territory, and she's hired to solve a murder. Did gorgeous, landed Hamilton Garrett V really kill his mother 20 years ago? And if so, what is Sarah Booth doing falling for this possible murderer? When she asks one too many questions and a new corpse turns up, she is suddenly a suspect herself...and Sarah Booth finds that digging up the bones of the past could leave her rolling over in her grave.

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  • Book 1

    • Them Bones

    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 376

    Meet Sarah Booth Delaney...an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in Zinnia, Mississippi...if it doesn't make her the deadest. No self-respecting lady would allow herself to end up in Sarah Booth's situation. Unwed, unemployed, and over 30, she's flat broke and about to lose the family plantation. Not to mention being haunted by the ghost of her great-great-grandmother's nanny, who never misses an opportunity to remind her of her sorry state.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Mistery, but...

    • By Ioana-Dorina on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Buried Bones

    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    Award-winning author Carolyn Haines visits sleuth Sarah Booth Delaney and the Mississippi Delta in Buried Bones, the second novel in this popular series. Local legend Lawrence Ambrose knows the secrets of everyone in town, and he isn’t above spilling the beans in a tell-all biography. But when his biographer turns up dead and the manuscript goes missing, it’s up to Sarah to dig up the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Super book!

    • By Hollister C. Price on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Splintered Bones

    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    She may be a Mississippi belle, but Sarah Booth Delaney is no pampered daddy’s girl. Unwed and over thirty, Sarah has her own set of problems - like coping with regular hauntings by her great-great-grandmother’s nanny, a busybody of a ghost who’s set on marrying her off to the first suitor who comes calling. But when an old friend is in trouble, Sarah Booth doesn’t hesitate to get involved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Southern Charm with LOL Antics

    • By Terry Watkins on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Crossed Bones

    • Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    This entry in Carolyn Haines' best-selling "Bones" series finds Sarah Booth Delaney, a southern belle with a penchant for amateur sleuthing, back on the case. When black pianist Ivory Keys is murdered, Zinnia, Mississippi, divides along racial lines. The prime suspect is Scott Hampton, Key's protege, who is rich and white. Sarah is hired to prove Scott's innocence, but to do so, she'll have to navigate some treacherous waters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok

    • By Beatrice on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Hallowed Bones

    • Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Doreen Mallory claims to have the gift of healing. So why did her own child die mysteriously? Out to prove Doreen's innocence, sleuthing southern belle Sarah Booth Delaney unearths an explosive, long-buried secret.

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  • Book 6

    • Bones to Pick

    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Quentin McGee, author of a sensational exposé, has been murdered, and her lover, Allison, is charged with the crime. Sarah is hired to find the real culprit, but the investigation won't be easy. Quentin had so many enemies, including her own family and all those rich, powerful people mentioned in her book. As scandal brews, the suspect list continues to grow, and Sarah fears that the killer isn't finished yet.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and light

    • By Allison on 03-14-08

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  • Book 7

    • Ham Bones

    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    When a big New York theater production comes to Zinnia, Mississippi, murder takes center stage - and Sarah, it turns out, is the star suspect.

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  • Book 8

    • Wishbones

    • A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Recipient of the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, Carolyn Haines enjoys a reputation as “queen of the cozies” ( Providence Journal-Bulletin). When P.I. Sarah Booth makes a bid for film stardom, she may land a chance to shoot on location in Costa Rica—or she may find herself in a whole heap of trouble.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sarah Booth is less Sarah Booth

    • By Talie on 09-01-18

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  • Book 9

    • Greedy Bones

    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Popular mystery author Carolyn Haines is the recipient of the prestigious Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, as well as the Harper Lee Award. In Greedy Bones, Sarah Booth Delaney returns to Dahlia House when a mysterious illness breaks out in her hometown. Sarah’s best friend Tinkie’s husband seems to be dying of the ailment, so Sarah must act fast to avoid a devastating loss.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to suspend reality

    • By S. Hudson on 11-28-17

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  • Book 10

    • Bone Appetit

    • A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Depressed after losing her unborn child, PI Sarah Booth Delaney distracts herself by checking out a beauty pageant with her friend and partner, Tinkie. This works fine—until the pageant’s top contender is poisoned. The prime murder suspect asks Sarah and Tinkie to investigate, and they agree—but their decision has grave consequences.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WONDERFUL AUTHOR, AND VERY GOOD STORY LINE.

    • By Linda Louise on 08-16-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 11

    • Bones of a Feather

    • A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Winner of both the Harper Lee Award and the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, Carolyn Haines has thrilled countless readers with her Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries. Here, Sarah investigates when two wealthy heiresses claim a four-million-dollar family necklace was stolen. All the evidence points to insurance fraud, but when Sarah starts poking into the family’s dark secrets, one of the heiresses disappears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • surprise...surprise...surprise...

    • By cynthia on 03-27-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 12

    • Bonefire of the Vanities

    • Sarah Booth Delaney, Book 12
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    In this 12th entry in the award-winning series, Carolyn Haines' intrepid PI Sarah Booth comes up against porn-star-turned-psychic Sherry Cameron, who runs a medium business from a haunted estate on the edge of town. After growing suspicious that Sherry might be exploiting her emotionally vulnerable - and extremely wealthy - clients, Sarah disguises herself as a maid and sneaks onto Sherry's estate. But what she discovers there is deadlier than she could have imagined.

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  • Book 13

    • Smarty Bones

    • A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Professor Olive Twist has come to Zinnia, Mississippi, to study a mysterious grave wherein lies the Lady in Red, a perfectly preserved and stunningly beautiful but unnamed and unclaimed body. Olive claims she can not only identify the corpse, she can also prove the woman’s scandalous role in the nation’s history. Olive takes it a step too far, though, when she starts connecting elite Zinnia families with the same scandal. Dander up, Zinnia’s society ladies know only one way to handle Olive: They call on the private investigative services of Sarah Booth Delaney.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great read!

    • By Karen R. on 04-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 13.5

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  • Book 14

    • Booty Bones

    • A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Strong foreshadowing, and startling surprises!

    • By Jessica on 07-12-14

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 14.5

    • Bones on the Bayou

    • A Sarah Booth Delaney Short Mystery, Book 14.5
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Christmas is six days away - and Sarah Booth Delaney has her hands full! To honor a group of international investors, Shaw, Mississippi, resurrects the old custom of drifting miniature, lighted Christmas floats down Silver Bayou. The Italian delegation from Venice may bring much-needed new jobs and commercial opportunities. Among the investors is notorious womanizer, Enzo Aceto. He is handsome, witty, and eager for new conquests. Then Enzo disappears. Rumors of murder are buzzing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book as always

    • By Cynthia D. Van Vynckt on 03-31-18

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 15

    • Bone to Be Wild

    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Sarah Booth Delaney is heartbroken: Her fiancé, Graf Milieu, has decided to move to Hollywood permanently, leaving their relationship in shambles. Sarah Booth has a perfect distraction, however, in the form of the Black and Orange Halloween ball her best friends are throwing in New Orleans. Sarah Booth plans to dance the night away to the swinging tunes of her old flame Scott Hampton's blues band. But just as the party gets going, Scott receives a mysterious message that threatens his life and the lives of his bandmates.

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  • Book 15.5

    • Jingle Bones

    • A Sarah Booth Delaney Short Mystery
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Sarah Booth just wants the perfect Christmas holiday. Even with the dissolution of her engagement, she refuses to lose her Christmas spirit. But when Theodora Prince - an ex classmate and current Pastor's wife - comes calling with a year-old case and cash upfront, Sarah Booth must find the truth about the boys who ruined last year's Christmas pageant in time to stop them from doing it again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Winner!

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 16

    • Rock-a-Bye Bones

    • A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Sarah Booth Delaney knows the perfect way to begin recovering from both the recent attack on Scott Hampton's blues club and her broken heart. She's going to host a Thanksgiving feast for all of her friends at her ancestral home in Zinnia, Mississippi. But one bitterly cold night, with the holiday just around the corner, Sarah Booth awakens to the insistent ring of her doorbell. She opens the door to find a newborn baby in a basket sitting on her front porch - and a pool of blood slowly seeping out from the basket.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love This Series

    • By hootowl74 on 07-28-18

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 16.5

    • Bones and Arrows

    • A Sarah Booth Delaney Short Mystery
    • By: Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The costume Valentine's party is the hot ticket in the Mississippi Delta. But Tinkie's title of Queen Bee of Delta Society becomes jeopardized when her Valentine's guests are all robbed. There's nothing for it but that Tinkie and Sarah Booth Delaney find out what happened to the very handsome Cupid (who failed to appear at the party) and where the short, hairy, Pan-like Cupid (who crashed the party) came from. Certainly not Central Casting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bones and Arrows

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $9.09

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