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Mama Stalks the Past(1997)
(The fifth book in the Mama Detective series)
A novel by Nora DeLoach
When my mama receives an angry visit from Nat Mixon, she learns some startling news. Nat's mother and Mama's neighbor, spiteful recluse Hannah Mixon, has just died--and left a large parcel of land to Mama! Nat is convinced Mama stole his inheritance, and to save her reputation, Mama's determined to find out why Hannah named her in her will. And when it turns out Hannah was murdered, Mama needs to find more answers. With the help of three notorious local gossips--and me--Mama uncovers a long, bloody history of greed and family betrayal connected to the land Mama's inherited. And unless she discovers the truth about this plot of land, it may become her burial plot....
November 1997 : USA Hardback
October 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
June 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition