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Death on the Family Tree discussion 
21st-Mar-2007 07:29 pm [patricia sprinkle]
Death on a Family Tree is the first book in a new series by Patricia Sprinkle.

The following comments within our discussion may contain spoilers, so if you haven't read the book you may not want to read the comments until you have.

She's written 2 other mystery series and several other books.

Sheila Travis series
Sheila Travis is a diplomat's widow and assistant to the president of Markham, a training school for diplomats.
1. Murder At Markham
2. Murder In The Charlston
3. Murder On Peachtree Street
4. Somebody's Dead In Snellville
5. Death Of A Dunwoody Matron
6. A Mystery Bred In Buckhead
7. Deadly Secrets On The St. Johns

MacLaren Yarbrough series
Maclaren Yarbrough is the owner of a feed store and the local magistrate in Hopemore, Georgia.
1. When Did We Lose Harriet?
2. But Why Shoot The Magistrate?
3. Who Invited The Dead Man?
4. Who Left That Body In The Rain?
5. Who Let That Killer In The House?
6. When Will The Dead Lady Sing?
7. Who Killed The Queen Of Clubs
8. Did You Declare A Corpse?
9. Guess Who's Coming to Die?
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Comments 
22nd-Mar-2007 04:12 am (UTC)
I liked the book well enough though I didn't understand her attitude towards Hastings. He may have been an old friend once upon a time but threatening to have someone sue her for all she's worth if something happens to the necklace & journal just because she won't let him keep it for her is not the kind of old friend I would want back in my life. And I definitely wouldn't have told him the journal was stolen!

I'm going to open up nominations here for next month's book:
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (AKA Alice Kimberly) is the first in her Coffeehouse series.
If everyone would like to add your nomination for next month's book, I'll create a poll at the end of the week so we can vote on next month's book.
22nd-Mar-2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
I really liked this book. Ordinarily, I have trouble immersing myself in books where the main character seems so affluent, but this one was different. I didn't have any trouble with her mixed feelings about Hasty -- I think she was enjoying having some attention since her husband was so neglectful. She wanted to rely on someone. I loved Sprinkle's writing style so much that I actually picked up Somebody's Dead in Snellville. I haven't started it yet, but I look forward to it.

The coffeehouse series sounds good. I don't really have any mystery series waiting on my tbc shelf, but I do like the idea of a poll. :)
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