When British visitors Elle Winthrop and her daughter Elizabeth die near DFW Airport‚ they learn there’s life after death‚ and that Elle’s mother is living in eternal damnation. In order to redeem a Get Out of Hell Free card‚ they must return to Fort Worth and convince five people to do an extraordinarily good deed in Mama’s name within thirty days. Only this time‚ Elle returns as Sylvester “Sly” Gooch‚ a twelve-year-old African-American juvenile delinquent with a colorful police history‚ while Elizabeth reappears as Adelaide Hollingsworth‚ a wealthy white octogenarian and mugging victim — and Sly’s the prime robbery suspect. When Sly discards his ankle monitor‚ and Addie discovers her family’s scheme to take her money‚ the two must work together while dodging the police in a race against time.
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Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today’s readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.