Wishbones by Carolyn Haines is the eighth book in the “Sarah Booth Delaney” mystery series. Publisher: Minotaur Books, June 2008

Southern gal Sarah Booth Delaney packs up her hound dog and her P.I. business and sets off for Hollywood to take a shot at stardom. No stranger to acting, she aces the screen test for a racy remake of the movie Body Heat alongside leading man Graf Miliau. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and why not? Graf has already starred in one of Sarah’s previous affairs and is well on his way to landing a big part in the sequel.

Thrilled as Sarah is, her dream come true comes at a price. She has to leave behind her family’s ancestral home in Mississippi, her closest friends, and the possibility of settling down with her longtime love to film on location in Costa Rica. And it’s not long before rivalries flare, mysterious accidents occur, and this leading lady finds herself in some steamy tabloids without turning up in a single frame of film.

Carolyn Haines’s Wishbones takes the sultry romance and colorful friendships of this delightfully Southern series and heads out west for a mystery that is as thrilling off camera as it is on.

Sarah Booth is on her way to Hollywood for the biggest role in her life.  Along the way someone is murdered, and being a PI, Sarah goes about solving the murder and other events linked to the movie that she’s starring in.  I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the backlist and future books by the author.

*new-to-me author

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