Frankly My Dear, I’m Dead by Livia J. Washburn is the first book in the new “Literary Tour” mystery series.  Publisher: Kensington, November 2008

No one is surprised when feisty Delilah Dickinson opens her literary travel agency in Atlanta after her divorce. But during her first group’s tour of an old plantation modelled after Tara from Gone with the Wind, she finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery when the actor playing Clark Gable playing Rhet Butler is found dead. Almost immediately, the police have the place under lockdown.

Delilah finds herself taking over the investigation when their No 1 suspect is her son-in-law Luke-the not-so-bright husband of her daughter, Melissa. But life starts imitating art when the actors begin taking their roles a little too seriously-believing they actually are Ashley Wilkes, Scarlett O’Hara, and Melanie.With all the drama of Margaret Mitchell’s epic story suddenly coming to alarming life, Delilah’s only chance to head off a not-so-Civil War is to track down and confront the deranged murderer. But she must move quickly and very quietly – or risk becoming the next victim of a killer who frankly doesn’t give a damn.

Delilah Dickinson, a recently divorced travel agent, opens up her own literary travel agency and with the first tour her company runs is immediately plunged into thievery and murder.  Being naturally a snoop and a suspect, Delilah seeks out clues and captures the killer.  This was a good read. I look forward to reading more in this series.

*new-to-me author

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