Bone To Be WildBone to Be Wild by Carolyn Haines is the 15th book in the “Sarah Booth Delaney” mystery series. Publisher: Minotaur Books, May 2015

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. Sarah Booth knows that a new case is just what she needs to take her mind off her failed relationship with Graf, and she’s ready to help Scott investigate. And then the message turns from threat to reality when the bartender from Scott’s club is gunned down in a drive-by. Enlisting Sheriff Coleman Peters and the rest of her friends from Zinnia, Mississippi, Sarah Booth is caught in a race against the clock as she tries to stop a killer from striking again.

Once again I am charmed by the outpouring of southern sensibility in this delightfully entertaining whodunit. Sarah Booth’s blues is brought to the forefront when her assistance is required when her friend and his bandmates are being threatened and when one is murdered, it will take Sarah Booth, Tinkie, Coleman, Harold and the gang all the strength needed to put out this burning fire. I enjoyed this well-written drama that put me alongside Sarah Booth as she tackled the case in front of her and her personal life. I like how the author created a story that seemed as real to me as it appeared on the page. The author did a great job in presenting this mystery where there were plenty of suspects and I loved watching how it all untangled with a couple of twists that made this story a pure delight. This is one of my favorite and I look forward to the next adventures with Sarah Booth and her friends.

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