Shadow of an Angel by Mignon F. Ballard
(Augusta Goodnight Mysteries)

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After the sudden death of her husband, Minda Hobbs returns to Angel Heights, S.C., the home of her forebears, to seek peace and purpose in her life. Instead, she finds her n'er-do-well cousin Otto as cold and stiff as yesterday's grits in the ladies' room at the historic Minerva Academy.

Shocked by her cousin's murder and still grieving over the loss of her husband, Minda has mixed emotions when she's greeted by her guardian angel, Augusta Goodnight. Shimmering with church window radiance, and smelling of strawberry jam, Augusta is a temp who's come on a double mission-to help Minda solve Otto's murder and to take care of unfinished business from an assignment in 1916.

Even though Otto could be unbearable at times, an annoying laugh is hardly cause for murder. Minda's only lead is a tiny gold pin, found wedged in a Minerva Academy bathroom stall, and its connection to a club called the Mystic Six. Together, Minda and Augusta trace the descendents of this secret society, piecing together clues that lead to a special quilt and the mystery behind Cousin Otto's unfortunate demise.

 

About Mignon F. Ballard

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MIGNON BALLARD grew up in a small town in Georgia and received a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. She is the author of Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause and Miss Dimple Disappears, along with seven mysteries featuring angelic sleuth Augusta Goodnight, and The War in Sallie's Station, a novel about growing up in rural Georgia during World War II. She lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband, Gene.
 
Published April 10, 2002 by Minotaur Books. 309 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Vaporous Augusta Goodnight (An Angel to Die For, 2000, etc.) wafts down from heaven once more to console young widow Minda Hobbs and help her solve an old mystery involving six schoolgirls and a new murder in the former schoolhouse’s lavatory—all while feasting on her divine cranberry muffins and...

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Minda Hobbs has returned to Angel Heights, South Carolina after the death of her husband.

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