Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead by Livia J. Washburn
(Literary Tour Series)

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No one is surprised when feisty Delilah Dickinson opens her own literary travel agency in Atlanta after her divorce. But during her first group's tour of an old plantation modeled after Tara from Gone With the Wind, she finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery--and everyone knows death is not so good for business. So, with God as her witness, Delilah vows to find the killer. . .

Things start quietly enough: a visit to the quaint apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote her great opus, then a stop at the Gone with the Wind Movie Museum, and a hearty Southern luncheon at Mary Mac's Tea Room that will surely guarantee her new clients will never be hungry again. What could possibly go wrong?

Quite a lot, it turns out. During an overnight stay at a lovely recreation of Tara--complete with a full cast of actors--things start to really go south. The actor playing Clark Gable playing Rhett Butler is found dead, apparently the victim of a fatal dose of Southern in-hospitality. Before anyone can even think "Where shall I go? What shall I do?" the police have the place under lockdown, insisting everyone remain at the mansion while they investigate.

Delilah finds herself taking over the investigation when their #1 suspect is her son-in-law Luke--the not-so-bright husband of her daughter, Melissa. But life starts imitating art when the actors begin taking their roles a little too seriously--believing they actually are Ashley Wilkes, Scarlett O'Hara, and Melanie. Next stop: Sunset Boulevard.

With all the drama of Margaret Mitchell's epic story suddenly coming to alarming life, Delilah's only chance to head off a not-so-Civil War is to track down and confront the deranged murderer. But she must move quickly and very quietly, or risk becoming the next victim of a killer--who frankly doesn't give a damn. . ..


About Livia J. Washburn

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Livia J. Washburn has lived her entire life in the small town of Azle, Texas. Livia is the author of A Fresh Baked Mystery and Literary Tour Mystery series as well as many other titles.
Published September 24, 2009 by Kensington Books. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Delilah, her son-in-law, Luke, and her teen twin nieces, Amelia and Augusta, are shepherding the tour group around the Margaret Mitchell home and Movie Museum when one of her charges, a German tourist, accuses another, Elliott Riley, of trying to steal his camera.

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Delilah is determined to find the murderer because she thinks that if s/he is not caught, her fledgling business will suffer a great deal.

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