Game of bones / Carolyn Haines.

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      Summary: "The next charming mystery from Carolyn Haines featuring spunky southern private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney. Dr. Frank Hafner is an archaeologist working on excavating a new-found Native American temple site in the Mississippi Delta. He's also too handsome for his own good, and a bit of a flirt. Oddly enough, it's the first quality that gets him in trouble when he discovers the ritualistic murder of one of his archaeological crew. When Coleman Peters, Sheriff and Sarah Booth's boyfriend, takes Dr. Hafner in for questioning in the murder, the accused doctor hires Sarah Booth to clear his name. Soon, Sarah Booth has uncovered a number of possible suspects, but she can't narrow them down fast enough to stem the continuing violence that seems to trace back to Dr. Hafner's dig. When Peter Deerstalker, a member of the Tunica tribe, mentions a curse, it doesn't seem so far-fetched--especially when a young graduate student on the site claims someone on the site is searching for something much more precious than ancient pottery... Something spooky is going on in the Mississippi Delta, and though Sarah Booth isn't sure who to trust, or what to believe, she knows she won't rest until she's dug up the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
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      HAINES, C. Game of bones. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2019. ISBN 9781250154156. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Haines C. Game of Bones. Minotaur Books; 2019. Accessed January 27, 2020.
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      Haines, C. (2019). Game of bones. Minotaur Books. Retrieved from
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      Haines, Carolyn. 2019. Game of Bones. Minotaur Books.
    • Harvard:
      Haines, C. (2019) Game of bones. Minotaur Books. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2020).
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      Haines, C 2019, Game of bones, Minotaur Books, viewed 27 January 2020, .
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      Haines, Carolyn. Game of Bones. Minotaur Books, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Haines, Carolyn. Game of Bones. Minotaur Books, 2019.
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      Haines C. Game of bones [Internet]. Minotaur Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 27]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

Archaeologist Frank Hafner hires Sarah Booth Delaney and her partner, Tinkie Richmond, after he becomes the chief suspect in the macabre murder of his colleague and rival, Sandra Wells, who was disliked by all, including her own students. The two archaeologists were digging at Mound Salla, a newly discoverd Native American burial ground in the Mississippi Delta. Soon a second murder, mimicking the first, occurs, and Sarah Booth and Tinkie begin to wonder if there is a serial killer in Sunflower County. The students are spooked by tales of angry spirits and dark magic, and a Native American attorney demands Hafner cease digging. Jitty, Sarah Booth's haint, who appears here as various long-dead women, warns Sarah Booth of grave danger to someone she loves on the night of the Crow Moon. Working closely with the local sheriff, Coleman Peters (also Sarah Booth's boyfriend), the two unravel the mystery but not before one friend disappears and someone close to them is badly injured. A dark mystery, effectively framed by its well-drawn Mississippi Delta setting. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 December #1

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 March #4

In Haines's appealing 20th Sarah Booth Delaney mystery (after 2018's A Gift of Bones), someone cuts the throat of archaeologist Sandra Wells and hangs her body upside down. This ritual murder takes place at a sacred Native American mound in Mississippi's Sunflower County that a team of archaeologists is excavating. When Sheriff Coleman Peters identifies dig leader Frank Hafner, who has a reputation as a ladies' man, as the prime suspect, Frank asks the Delaney Detective Agency for help. Sarah Booth and her partner, Tinkie Richmond, soon find several other suspects with reasons to kill, including attorney Peter Deerstalker, who may have been upset by the dig for tribal reasons. Supernatural twists seem to imply a curse, and Sarah Booth's ghostly friend, Jitty, who haunts Sarah Booth and her home, appears in the guise of various Native American women to warn of more danger to come. Sarah Booth and Tinkie also find hints of more down-to-earth motives. Distinctive characters and an atmospheric setting elevate this paranormal cozy. Series fans and newcomers alike will be satisfied. Agent: Marian Young, Young Agency. (May)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.