dead are walking in north Georgia. How
else could you explain the empty grave of Uncle Faris and the dead woman
found in the shed? Prentice
Dobson had just wanted to spend some quiet time at Smokerise, her
childhood home. She had lost
her job in Atlanta and her boyfriend had moved to England.
In one year, her father and sister died, and her mother took off to
Savannah. She needed a
lo and behold, her guardian angel appears in the form of Augusta
Goodnight. Like a breath of
spring, Augusta sings, laughs, cooks and puts Prentice’s life in order.
She doesn’t wave a magic wand, but guides Prentice to make the
sister Maggie had broken ties with the family, and as clues come in
reguarding her death, one thing becomes clear – Maggie had a child.
Prentice and Augusta drive to Athens, Tennessee.
They learn that Maggie had a son – Joey – and was a good
mother. But Sonny Gaines, the
father of the child, had a drug problem and came from a family known for
its temper. There is also the
feeling of being watched in the small town.
When Prentice discovers Ola Cress has Joey, Ola goes into hiding
with the child. Prentice
befriends Tisdale Humphrey, who helps them contact Ola.
the run from Sonny’s father, Prentice, Ola, Joey and Augusta return to
Smokerise. While they are
trying to solve the mystery of Maggie, the body count is rising in the
A large nursery is interested in leasing land for horticulture from Prentice. The nephew of the owner drops by the graveyard, causing Prentice to fear she is to be the next body. They are interested in each other, and he comes to her aid in stopping Sonny's father.
is once again peaceful at Smokerise.
Augusta Goodnight moves on to her next case.
Angel to Die For is the
second in the Augusta Goodnight series by Mignon F. Ballard.
It is a whimsical tale filled with twists and turns that will keep
the reader on their toes.