Death on the Family Tree (Family Tree Mysteries, No. 1)

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With grown-up kids and a husband always on the road, Katharine Murray's nest would be empty if it weren't for her Aunt Lucy—until the elderly woman dies. Now Katharine's saddled with her Aunt's worldly belongings—mostly knickknacks destined for the dumpster. But there's a priceless Celtic necklace among the dross—and a diary written in German, neither of which Katharine's ever seen before.

Determined to find out where these objects came from, Katharine unwittingly discovers a branch of her family tree she never knew existed—namely Aunt Lucy's brother Carter, murdered more than fifty years ago after a mysterious trip to Austria. And when Lucy's artifacts are stolen, and the main suspect turns up dead, Katharine realizes she must solve a burglary and two unsolved homicides separated by a half-century . . . before more than her family secrets end up dead and buried.

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Patricia Sprinkle grew up in North Carolina and Florida, graduated from Vassar College, and afterwards spent a year writing in the Scottish Highlands. She has been writing mysteries full time since 1988, and currently lives in Smyrna, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. She and her husband have two grown sons. When she is not writing, Patricia is active in advocacy for abused, neglected, and deprived children.

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“Sparkling...witty...a real treat...as refreshing as a mild julep, a true Southern pleasure.” (Romantic Times BOOKclub, praise for Patricia Sprinkle)

“The sort of light entertainment we could use more of in the hot summer days.” (Denver Post, praise for Patricia Sprinkle)

“Quintessential cozy writer!” (Florida Sun-Sentinel)

“Like spending an afternoon in the porch in the porch swing on Aunt Dixie’s veranda” (JoAnna Carl, praise for Patricia Sprinkle)

“This series is a winner” (Tamar Myers, praise for the Thoroughly Southern Mystery series)

“As Southern as Sunday fried chicken and sweet tea. Sprinkle’s Hopemore is as captivating as Jan Karon’s Mitford.” (Carolyn Hart, praise for the Thoroughly Southern Mystery series)

“An intricate web of suspense and intrigue lead to an enthralling mystery.” (Romantic Times BOOKclub, praise for DID YOU DECLARE THE CORPSE?)

“A terrific read.” (Romantic Times BOOKclub, praise for WHO KILLED THE QUEEN OF CLUBS?)

“[E[njoy this down-home mystery full of charming characters and sparkling Southern witticisms.” (FreshFiction.com, praise for WHO KILLED THE QUEEN OF CLUBS?)

“Patricia Sprinkle knows how to write a charming and quaint mystery. A great installment in a winning series.” (Harriet Klausner, praise for WHEN WILL THE DEAD LADY SING?)

“[A]n excellent traditional mystery.” (ReviewingTheEvidence.com, praise for WHO LET THAT KILLER IN THE HOUSE?)

“Readers who are fans of Carolyn Hart and Kate Kingsbury will want to buy Patricia Sprinkle’s latest.” (Harriet Klausner, praise for WHO LEFT THE BODY IN THE RAIN?)

“The humor and drama will keep you reading.” (Romantic Times BOOKclub, praise for WHO INVITED THE DEAD MAN?)

“This mystery keeps you turning each page in suspense....I can’t wait for the next adventurous mystery!” (The Lamplighter, praise for WHEN DID WE LOSE HARRIET?)

“[A] fun read for mystery fans.” (Library Journal, praise for BUT WHY SHOOT THE MAGISTRATE?)

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