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Mighty Old Bones (Thistle & Twigg Mysteries)by Mary Saums
Synopses & Reviews
Jane Thistle and Phoebe Twigg are as different as two best friends can be. Phoebe has never seen any reason to leave her small Southern hometown, while Jane, the urbane widow of a career military officer, has traveled all over, only recently putting down roots in Tullulah, Alabama.
At times, Tullulah can be a sleepy little town, but no one sleeps through the thunderstorm that knocks down a tree on Janes property and uncovers a pile of skeletal remains buried underneath. Jane has some archaeological experience, thanks to all her travels, and knows a few experts. She invites an old friend to come down to Tullulah to have a look and catch up on old times. When tests discount their best theories and point to a far more recent death, Jane and Phoebe find themselves in the midst of some strange happenings.
Mary Saumss Mighty Old Bones, the second in this delightful series, rattles Alabama with two of the newest and unlikeliest sleuths throughout the southlands.
"A most unlikely twosome, worldly Jane Thistle and her stay-at-home friend, Phoebe Twigg, once again find murder and mayhem in the sleepy Alabama village of Tullulah in Saums's appealing second Thistle and Twigg mystery (after 2007's Thistle and Twigg). The two friends are preparing for the annual Halloween party at the town's library when a severe thunderstorm fells a tree on Jane's property, unearthing the remains of a human body. Jane and the local officials suspect that the bones may be part of an Indian burial site, and there's some paper evidence for their assumption. As the site is secured and experts are called in, Jane draws on her archeological experience to help out on the dig while puzzling over the disappearance of one of the town's beloved old citizens and other strange happenings. The author's portrayal of the book's charming small town activities and people, plus some lovable canines and a little touch of the supernatural, make this a most enjoyable Southern cozy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Saums continues the adventures of Mrs. Thistle and Mrs. Twigg, two of the most unlikely sleuths readers are liable to find on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Praise for Thistle and Twigg
“Delightful…Saums ably weaves humor, suspense, and a dash of the supernatural in this winning twist on the Southern cozy.”
“The gutsy gals debut is full of paranormal twists and amusingly cozy characters.”
“A satisfying mystery… Phoebe and Jane, with their quite different personalities, make an interesting team in this series debut.”
“Thistle and Twigg, the most entertaining and innovative series debut in many years, brims with intelligence, humor, and insightfulness.”
---Carolyn Hart, author of Set Sail for Murder
About the Author
Mary Saums once worked as a recording engineer in Muscle Shoals on gold and platinum albums by Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jimmy Buffett, and many others. She is the author of four previous novels—including Thistle and Twigg (available from St. Martins Press)—and several short stories, and her poetry has won a Tennessee Writers Alliance Award. Born and raised in Alabama, she now lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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