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February 23, 2010
Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead

October 2009
On Sale: October 1, 2009
Featuring: Delilah Dickinson
304 pages
ISBN: 0758225679
EAN: 9780758225672

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Livia J. Washburn Frankly My Dear, I’m Dead
by Livia J. Washburn

No one is surprised when feisty Delilah Dickinson opens her own literary travel agency in Atlanta after her divorce. But during her first group’s tour of an old plantation modeled after Tara from “Gone with the Wind” – complete with a full cast of actors – things go south really fast. The actor playing Clark Gable playing Rhett Butler is found dead, apparently the victim of a fatal dose of Southern in-hospitality.

Before anyone can even think ‘Where shall I go? What shall I do?’ Delilah finds herself taking over the investigation when the number one suspect turns out to be her son-in-law.

But life starts imitating art when the actors begin taking their roles a little too seriously – believing they actually are Ashley Wilkes, Scarlett O’Hara, and Melanie.

Next stop: Sunset Boulevard.


I didn’t mean to lose it. Really, I didn’t. It must have been the two squabbling teenagers. Or the two annoying adults. Or the pressure of setting up a new business and knowing that if I couldn’t make a go of it, it would be just one more in a long list of failures.

We won’t even mention the divorce.

All I wanted was a minute to myself. Just one simple, single minute to sit there in the new office and take a deep breath and look around and say to myself, This is mine. And it’s going to work.

But I hadn’t been there in the chair behind my new desk more than ten seconds when the door burst open and Augusta and Amelia came in snapping at each other over something. They looked at me and Read More…

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