Southern Ghost Author:Carolyn G. Hart Immersed in the very present delights and details of running the Death on Demand bookstore, Annie Laurance Darling had little time for the spirited history of the South Carolina Low Country. If her ditzy mother-in-law insisted on taking up ghost-hunting, risking body and soul to interview not only the haunted but also the ghosts themselves, well... more », what was a body to do?
But Annie's attitude is about to change when gossip about her husband, Max, and a beautiful blonde burns her ears. By the time she's faced down a hostile police chief and bailed Max out of the Chastain, South Carolina, jail, the lady has vanished, Max is the prime suspect in an unspecified crime, and the baffling bloodstained trail leads straight to the doorstep of Tarrant House, home of a venerable southern family with a violent history dating back to the Revolution and ghosts of a far more recent vintage.
Under the formidale gaze of the elderly Miss Dora, the Tarrants gather, forced by current events and the sinister disappearance of Miss Courtney Kimball, to reexamine the past, that terrible day two decades past when Judge Tarrant apparently suffered a fatal heart attack upon learning that his favorite son, Ross, had committed suicide.
Annie unravels the tangled tales of the family. As Annie and Max delve into the perplexing conundrum, one thing becomes clear: "tragic coincidence" is a blatant lie.« less