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Shadow of an Angel (Augusta Goodnight #3)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  143 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Wise-cracking guardian angel Augusta Goodnight is back. With warm muffins in hand, she stops down to help a lost soul solve her cousin's murder.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Berkley (first published March 31st 2002)
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Georgiann Hennelly
Minda Hobbs returns to her home town of Angel Heights, South Carolina.
to find some purpose in her life after the death of her husband. she finds her cousin Otto dead in the girls bathroom of the historic Minerva Academy an all girls school that is now like a museum. she also meets her guardian angel Augusta Goodnight. next to otto she found a pin . when attempts are made on her life after she starts asking questions about the pin . she finds out it was a secret girls society. and they also made
Dec 30, 2011 Mandolin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Temporarily filling in for Minda Hobbs' guardian angel, Augusta Goodnight is determined to help Minda discover the truth behind the recent murder of her cousin and its connection with mysterious events that occurred generations before in the small South Carolina town of Angel Heights. Minda, still grieving over the loss of her husband, had hoped to find peace in her childhood town. In order to do that, though, she must first help Augusta settle long-unresolved debts from her family's past. Minda ...more
I read to the end so I guess that means I actually liked it somewhat. It's short and I like a good mystery, but it wasn't interesting enough that I would want to read it again in the future.
Megan Kelosiwang
Kinda sweet, kinda interesting. I did like the unusual storyline and well rounded characters. Not sure how much the guardian angel contributes but am prepared to start another one to see how it fits.
Dallas Hayden
Jun 27, 2014 Dallas Hayden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liked this book. Can definitely get spooky while you try to figure out what the angel is all about, but a fun read and well done mystery.
Mar 07, 2015 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The guardian angel helps someone to help solve a mystery - light and enjoyable.
Jan 29, 2009 Trisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An Augusta Goodnight mystery (Augusta is an Angel).
Good mystery and easy to read.
We follow Minda Hobbs who returns to her home town, following the death of her husband, Jarvis, who was struck by lightning. she has come home to seek solace with her family.
But she discovers her cousin, Otto, dead in the ladies toilet at the historic Minerva Academy.
Minda then sets out to discover why Otto was murdered and along the way, uncovers family secrets that have been hidden for many years.
Mar 22, 2013 Susie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave it a five for what it was and what it fulfilled. It is a light, quick read, funny, and irreverent. There is no blood or gore. No vampires, no blood sucking, no frozen bodies. But there was one great wonderful guardian angel that goes by the name of Augusta Goodnight.she cooks like a dream and pushes Minda in the right way so she never chooses the wrong path. After all isn't that what guardian angels are supposed to do?
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Feb 08, 2011 Mailis Viiand rated it really liked it
Who doesn't love the idea of guardian angels. That mixed together with an enormous family and relatives full of nutcases, eccentrics, and other animals, add a bit of mystery to the mix that takes place in the past and present and voila you have this book.It did not rock my world, but some of it was warm and funny, so i liked it.
Jun 28, 2009 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice fluffy mystery with an angel to boot.... seems like a good series if you want light mystery without the gore.
Oct 15, 2009 Diane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Another mystery "lite."
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Mignon Franklin Ballard grew up in a small town in Georgia, and now lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
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