Receiving a phone call from someone who claims to be her late husband's cousin, Kate invites the stranger and his wife to her home only to become a suspect in a series of strange events that culminates in murder. National ad/promo.
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From the Atlanta Constitution columnist who is one of the South's most cherished writers comes the fourth charming and ingenious mystery featuring Atlanta reporter and amateur sleuth Kate Mulcay.From Publishers Weekly:
Spirited Kate Mulcay, the Atlanta reporter and columnist seen last in Dire Happenings at Scratch Ankle, returns for her fourth crime adventure in the series by Atlanta Constitution columnist Sibley. In this sunny caper, the serenity of widowed Kate, who lives among wildflowers in a 150-year-old log cabin, is shattered by the arrival, out of the blue, of Edge Green and his wife, Bambi, in a rusty Chevy towed by a wrecker. Edge, a dead-broke Texan, claims to be a distant cousin of Kate's late husband; Bambi is a whining Tammie Bakker look-alike with a thirst for booze. While Kate, bouncing between resentment and pity, deals with her trashy, inconsiderate kin (Edge wastes a thicket of sweet-smelling vines that Kate has nursed over the years), other, less colorful problems arise. Mr. Renty, a harmless old eccentric, is viciously beaten with a "battle stick" (an oak stick used by country women to whack the dirt out of wet clothes), and a neighbor in a subdivision who has just told Kate she's getting divorced is murdered?and Kate finds herself a suspect. As Kate tracks down the killer and figures out what to do with Edge and Bambi, Sibley continues her long-running love affair with Atlanta, its people, traditions and dialect.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060177047
Book Description Harper Collins, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition of the fourth Kate Mulcay mystery. There are two light water marks on the dustcover in very good / very good unread condition. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 4071
Book Description Harpercollins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060177047
Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060177047 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.3005610