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The Angel and the Jabberwocky Murders: An Augusta Goodnight Mystery (with Heavenly Recipes) (Augusta Goodnight Mysteries) Hardcover – November 28, 2006


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Product Details

  • Series: Augusta Goodnight Mysteries (Book 6)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (November 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312354193
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312354190
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,222,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

At the start of Ballard's delightful sixth cozy (after 2005's Too Late for Angels), Lucy Nan Pilgrim is teaching a "living history" course at the local women's college in Stone's Throw, S.C., when one of the coeds disappears. While on an outing with her students, Lucy Nan finds the corpse of the missing girl. She later learns that over the past decade, other students have died under strange circumstances, each victim the recipient of a letter quoting Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass. The murder of the school's handyman, Londus Clack, complicates the case even further, but Lucy Nan, with the help of Augusta Goodnight, her guardian angel, roots out the snake in the garden. As always, Ballard writes with warmth and sincerity, infusing her characters and setting with considerable charm. (Dec.)
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"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---to this absolutely delightful story."
--- Sarah Strohmeyer, author of The Cinderella Pact
 
"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
 
"Ballard's inspiring series . . . deserves a golden halo."
---Carolyn Hart, author of the Death on Demand Mysteries
 
"The graceful language and endearing characters in this series are both delicate and sturdy, like old cotton lace."
---Booklist
 
"Augusta has got to be one of the cleverest and wittiest angels ever to grace a cozy mystery."
---Baldwin City Ledger

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on November 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Even living in a small town like Stone's Throw, South Carolina, Lucy Nan Pilgrim can manage to get involved in mayhem and murder. But, luckily she has an angel on her side, Augusta Goodnight. But even Augusta might not be able to keep her from harm as she looks into the death of young woman at Sarah Bedford College.

The Angel and the Jabberwocky Murders starts out quietly. Lucy Nan is going to be teaching a hands-on history class on the skills of the pioneers. The history professor who got assigned is not happy, but Lucy Nan hopes to win her over. At her first class, Lucy Nan learns that one of the girls has disappeared but no one was too worried at the time. When she later turns up dead there are many suspects and no real leads. Lucy Nan is just worried for the girls she knows at the college and the other people she's come to know there.

This is truly a small town community. There's plenty of detail such as the longest running book club, The Thursday Morning Literary Society, called the Thursdays for short, although they actually meet on Monday afternoon now. Everyone is into everyone else's business. Lucy Nan doesn't start off to find a killer. She just wants to make sure the people she knows and cares about are safe, and to do that she checks on them and listens to their talk. A side effect of that is that she learns lots of interesting facts that finally start to come together and she does tell the police and other authority figures -- it's just that they don't seem to listen.

You'd think having an angel living with you would give you a definite advantage in the sleuthing area but while Augusta cooks meals, does crafts, and exercises daily -- she's not the type to step in and solve things for Lucy Nan.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Rhoad on December 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I live in South Carolina and like to read stories regarding the area from writers who live here. I've been reading Mignon Ballard for years and like the concept of her Augusta Goodnight mysteries. There are six books in this series. The first three heavily involve the angel (Augusta) and are so enjoyable. Her last three don't rely on the angel as much and I have been disappointed. I wouldn't discourage anyone from reading this series because her writing is easy and fun but I think you will agree that Augusta Goodnight IS the story and you miss her in the last of the books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. M. Gio-batta on August 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Credible plot, well-drawn and genuine characters, Southern charm, what's not to like? As a big Agatha Christie fan who's always on the hunt for quality cozy mysteries, I try a lot of authors and so few make the grade. This was my first Mignon Ballard novel and I'll definitely be reading more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Julie Ruth on August 8, 2013
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I loved this book! It's a really nice book! I've read it twice now, will probably read it again!
Highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bernard J Samuelson on August 3, 2013
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A well constructed mystery full of characters who all strive to help the college with its growing number of mysterious deaths.
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