Hark! The Herald Angel Screamed: An Augusta Goodnight Mys... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$3.97
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by CWJBOOKS
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: exlibrary hardcover book in mylar jacket with light wear, shows some light reader wear throughout ,all the usual library marks and stamps.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Hark! The Herald Angel Screamed: An Augusta Goodnight Mystery (with Heavenly Recipes) (Augusta Goodnight Mysteries) Hardcover – November 11, 2008


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$8.00 $0.01
Paperback
"Please retry"

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on the current pick, "Landline" by Rainbow Rowell.

Product Details

  • Series: Augusta Goodnight Mysteries (Book 7)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (November 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312376677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312376673
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,062,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

At the start of Ballard's sweet seventh mystery to feature Lucy Nan Pilgrim and her guardian angel, Augusta Goodnight (after 2006's The Angel and the Jabberwocky Murders), the folks of Stone's Throw, S.C., are preparing for Christmas when Dexter Clark, a not very nice man with a criminal record, falls to his death from a balcony at Willowbrook, Lucy Nan's grandmother's plantation home. Then someone drugs Idonia Mae Culpepper, who'd begun dating town newcomer Melrose DuBois, and steals a locket DuBois had given her. Later, Opal Henshaw, DuBois's landlady, breaks her neck in a fall from a church balcony. Might Opal have known too much about the locket's provenance? Could Melrose be a thief and a killer? Augusta as always makes a delightful earthbound angel in a Southern cozy fragrant with holiday spices and, yes, a selection of enticing recipes. (Nov.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review

“Ballard writes with great warmth and sassy humor.” --Publishers Weekly

“Ballard’s warmth and compassion for her characters makes this series a must for readers who like their mysteries on the cozy side.” --Publishers Weekly

“Light, bouncy prose, small-town Southern perspective and characters, and a most fetching angel...” --Library Journal

“[Ballard] keeps you reading with an offbeat succession of small-town characters and Augusta’s quirky warmth.” --The Charlotte Observer

“Mignon Ballard creates an entrancing world suffused with cozy Southern charm, female friendships, and intrigue…but the best is the strawberry-scented guardian angel Augusta, who adds a touch of wisdom and wit---not to mention killer desserts.” --Sarah Strohmeyer, author of Sweet Love

“Augusta has got to be one of the cleverest and wittiest angels ever to grace a cozy mystery!” --The Baldwin [Kansas] Ledger

“Ballard’s inspiring series, featuring guardian angel Augusta Goodnight, deserves a golden halo.” --Carolyn Hart, author of the Death on Demand Mysteries


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
While everyone would probably like to have a Guardian Angel Lucy Nan Pilgrim of Stone's Throw, South Carolina actually has one. Mind you this is not just your garden variety Guardian Angel but it is Augusta Goodnight, a heavenly figure who often finds herself on terra firma in order to help straighten things out. She's a bit of a sleuth with an uncanny or unearthly knack for solving mysteries.

As Lucy Nan describes Augusta: "I must admit I had my doubts when she first showed up on my doorstep in her voluminous emerald cape, but there was something so right about her, something so good, I soon invited her into my life. I haven't regretted it."

Lucy Nan's friend, Ellis, is the only other person who can see and speak to Augusta. That's because as Augusta explained it Ellis could use a little looking after, too.

One day shortly before Christmas this trio is at Willowbrook, Lucy Nan's grandmother's deserted plantation house. They're looking for a tree and greenery to decorate the church. Augusta suffers from the cold ever since her winter at Valley Forge with George Washington, so she retires to the car in an effort to keep warm. Therefore, she's not on the spot when a body is found "in the center of the porch between two Doric columns." It appeared that the late unlamented Dexter Clark had fallen from the balcony as a railing was broken.

As if this were not enough of a puzzlement it is not long before Idonia Mae Culpepper is drugged and a locket that her gentleman friend, Melrose DuBois, has given her is stolen. Next, Opal Henshaw proprietress of a local B & B, The Spring Lamb, falls from a church balcony breaking her neck.

What a tangled web has been woven!
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
While everyone would probably like to have a Guardian Angel Lucy Nan Pilgrim of Stone's Throw, South Carolina actually has one. Mind you this is not just your garden variety Guardian Angel but it is Augusta Goodnight, a heavenly figure who often finds herself on terra firma in order to help straighten things out. She's a bit of a sleuth with an uncanny or unearthly knack for solving mysteries.

As Lucy Nan describes Augusta: "I must admit I had my doubts when she first showed up on my doorstep in her voluminous emerald cape, but there was something so right about her, something so good, I soon invited her into my life. I haven't regretted it."

Lucy Nan's friend, Ellis, is the only other person who can see and speak to Augusta. That's because as Augusta explained it Ellis could use a little looking after, too.

One day shortly before Christmas this trio is at Willowbrook, Lucy Nan's grandmother's deserted plantation house. They're looking for a tree and greenery to decorate the church. Augusta suffers from the cold ever since her winter at Valley Forge with George Washington, so she retires to the car in an effort to keep warm. Therefore, she's not on the spot when a body is found "in the center of the porch between two Doric columns." It appeared that the late unlamented Dexter Clark had fallen from the balcony as a railing was broken.

As if this were not enough of a puzzlement it is not long before Idonia Mae Culpepper is drugged and a locket that her gentleman friend, Melrose DuBois, has given her is stolen. Next, Opal Henshaw proprietress of a local B & B, The Spring Lamb, falls from a church balcony breaking her neck.

What a tangled web has been woven!
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mimbelina on October 17, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild...

It's the Christmas season in Stone's Throw, South Carolina, but peace on earth is not on the nativity program this year. Fear and anxiety have taken over the town once again after the death of a stranger out at the long-abandoned ancestral home of Lucy Nan Pilgrim. Lucy, along with her friends, is puzzled by the man's seemingly accidental fall from the empty house's balcony and soon becomes frightened when his death is tied to a mysterious locket, old ghost stories and family secrets that extend far beyond their town's little borders. Will there be broken hearts and broken lives under this year's Christmas tree or can the Thursdays (who really meet on Mondays) solve the mystery before one of their own is hurt? Alone, they may not have a chance, but with the heavenly help of Lucy's guardian angel, Augusta Goodnight, they just might!

Mignon Ballard brings Southern coziness and warmth to the table once again in this installment of her charming Augusta Goodnight series. With its sassy humor and yummy-sounding recipes, this book was a delight! Settling Augusta with Lucy in Stone's Throw has allowed Ballard to develop a cast of characters whose personalities are now well-established, allowing the reader to feel a deeper connection to the series that wasn't present in the earlier books. The ongoing plots threaded throughout the past few books - including Lucy's romance with quirky Ben - are also a nice addition, providing additional depth to the book. Though this means that Augusta takes a secondary role in the book, I've always felt that this was a better place for her than in the forefront. All in all, a nice cozy read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?