March 2nd, 2006


When Did We Lose Harriet? by Patricia Sprinkle

I just finished the first book in the MacLaren Yarbrough series by Patricia Sprinkle. I rate this one a 6.
A teenage girl has been missing from her Montgomery, Alabama home for six weeks. She may be a runaway, a crime victim, or both. What's amazing is other people's lack of concern. Just one person cares that she's gone: a spunky amateur sleuth on the sunset end of sixty.
Armed with razor-sharp insight, a salty wit, and a tenacious faith, MacLaren Yarbrough follows a trail of clues - a wisp of a hint, a shadow of a lie - in search of answers to questions that come hot and fast and grow increasingly alarming. How did a fifteen-year-old girl come across a large sum of money? Why did she hide it instead of taking it with her? Where is she now? And who is willing to kill to keep MacLaren from probing too far?
Masked by Dixie charm and the scent of honeysuckle, a deadly secret lies that holds the ultimate answer to the question: When Did We Lose Harriet?

I found the book okay and though it wasn't one that kept my attention, it did keep drawing me back! I've enjoyed both her Sheila Travis series and the first book in the Job's Corner Chronicles (still looking for the second) so I'm looking forward to see how this series progresses. The eighth book in this series was just released in Jan.
This is 15/100 mystery authors.

I'm currently reading #4 Death Takes A Honeymoon by Deborah Donnelly and The Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais.
This is cross-posted to katurian, mrebuff, bookreports.