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Too Late for Angels (Augusta Goodnight #5)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  127 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Worldwide Press
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Oct 22, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 12 and up
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 also includes some very good recipes. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
Aug 27, 2017 rated it liked it
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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 Florence who disappeared over 50 years ago as a child? What about Calpernia? Her body was found at the bottom of the tower out by her home. She hated heights? What had she been doing in the tower, and was she pushed or did she just fall? What happen to Henry Boyd? Augusta Goodnight, Lucy's guardian angel ...more
Ruth Feathers
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This one has a recipe for Augusta's "heavenly" strawberry muffins. Who couldn't use a guardian angel.
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 the town residents, however, when an elderly woman arrives and is, too all appearances, the grown-up little girl who was kidnapped from the town decades ago. Before her identity can be confirmed, though, she's found dead in the church parking lot, the victim of what appears to be a robbery gone bad. ...more
Jul 17, 2009 rated it did not like it
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, the lady is found dead, on the same night a member of the community is also killed under strange circumstances. A neighbor is also found dead a few days later. Lucy is caught up in the mystery as someone breaks in looking for something and tries to run over Lucy. But Lucy has friends and a guardian a ...more
Diane Heath
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
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 she is the missing cousin of Lucy Nan's best friend Ellis. Florence disappeared at the age of 5 and the woman who turns up in Stone's Throw, SC appears to be mentally 5. She is the first of many mysteries in the small town.
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.
Mar 02, 2010 rated it it was ok
Kind of a boring mystery till the end. Was Glad when it ended.
Sep 13, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is second or third in series. Pretty enjoyable mysteries, not too violent or ugly. Nice touch with the angel.
Jul 01, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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.
Nov 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Augusta Goodnight. I wish they'd make some of these into a movie or two. I always picture Kathy Najimy playing the part of Augusta. It's a good read to the end.
Sandra Kent
Good story!!
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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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