Too Late for Angels

Too Late for Angels

Things in the town of Stone's Throw, South Carolina, rarely get much spicier than the extra red pepper Lucy Nan Pilgrim sprinkles into her homemade cheese straws. So when an elderly but surprisingly childlike woman calling herself Shirley shows up on Lucy's doorstep looking for her mama, Lucy thinks it must be another of her friend Ellis's pranks. But Ellis doesn't know a thing about it, and what's more, the two suspect the woman might be Ellis's cousin, Florence, who disappeared as a child more than fifty years earlier.

When the mysterious woman vanishes from Lucy's house, she and Ellis don't know what to think. And considering that Calpernia Hemphill, the town's theater and music aficionado, has just been found dead of an apparent fall from the tower at Bertram's Folly, life in Stone's Throw suddenly seems less safe than sinister.

Luckily, guardian angel Augusta Goodnight shows up to calm Lucy's nerves (with a basket of strawberry muffins, of course). And not a moment too soon, because Shirley/Florence is found dead at the bottom of a steep flight of steps in the parking lot behind the Methodist church.

She is not the last victim, and Ellis, whose inheritance could be threatened by the reappearance of her long-lost cousin, remains the number-one suspect. Augusta, Lucy and the Thursday Morning Literary Society (which now meets on Monday afternoons) must use their heads--and a little bit of home cooking--to solve the mystery.

Title:Too Late for Angels
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780373265596
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    Too Late for Angels Reviews

  • Chelsea

    This book was such a pleasant story--interesting characters; simple mystery with some surprises. For those looking for books without cursing and without sordid sex scenes, this is for you. This book a...

  • Chris

    Every thing in Stone's Throw SC goes on pretty much the same until an unusual addled woman named Shirley shows up on Lucy Nan Pilgrim's doorstep claiming it as her childhood home. Is this really Flore...

  • Ruth Feathers

    This one has a recipe for Augusta's "heavenly" strawberry muffins. Who couldn't use a guardian angel....

  • Mandolin

    Doors are left unlocked and neighbors drop by through the hedge in the small town of Stone's Throw, South Carolina, where Lucy Nan Pilgrim has lived all her life. Life becomes a bit more exciting for ...

  • Cynthia

    In "Too Late for Angels" a mysterious elderly lady shows up at Lucy's door and claims to be the same person who was kidnapped from the area sixty years ago. Before anyone could confirm her identity, t...

  • Diane Heath

    This is book 5 in the Augusta Goodnight series but it is the first one that I have read. Lucy Nan has an unexpected visitor who thinks she is returning home and looking for her mother. It turns out sh...

  • Dharia Scarab

    I've only read one other book in this series and I was surprised to find the author had changed from first to third person point of view.Lots of characters to keep track of, but over all a nice story....

  • Mischelle

    Kind of a boring mystery till the end. Was Glad when it ended....

  • Terry

    this is second or third in series. Pretty enjoyable mysteries, not too violent or ugly. Nice touch with the angel....

  • Nancy

    It was cute. I don't think it's my favorite Augusta Goodnight mystery, but then again, I read the others so long ago that I barely remember them. Part of a fun, non-gory murder mystery....