WorldCat Identities

Sprinkle, Patricia Houck

Overview
Works: 54 works in 246 publications in 2 languages and 13,877 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.P687, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patricia Houck Sprinkle
The remember box by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After losing her mother to polio, eleven-year-old Carley Marshall comes to Job's Corner to make a new start, along with her Aunt Kate and Uncle Stephen Whitfield. As Stephen challenges age-old beliefs and traditions, the small community becomes hostile
Did you declare the corpse? : a thoroughly Southern mystery by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When planning her vacation, Georgia magistrate MacLauren Yarbrough envisioned a tropical isle with she and her husband sunbathing, snorkeling, and reading a stack of good books. Instead Mac--minus her husband--is bound for chilly Scotland. And when the bodies of two Americans are discovered in coffins that appear in the village church where Mac is staying, she finds herself back on the job
What are you wearing to die : a thoroughly Southern mystery by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough has never believed her husband's threat to shackle her to her desk to keep her from "meddling in murder." But when Starr Knight, the taxidermist's daughter, is found dead, that's just what Joe Riddley does, despite Mac's protest that she has no intention of getting involved. She just has one question: why did the flamboyant young mother dress so sedately on the day she died? Then a second young woman is murdered, also dressed characteristically. Now Mac's got to ask-whose closet will be raided next?
When will the dead lady sing? : a thoroughly southern mystery by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopemore, Georgia, county magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough is having a couple of weird weeks. Hopemore folks don't expect to find a buffalo grazing on the front lawn, but that's exactly what Mac discovers early one autumn morning. The buffalo turns out to be the campaign mascot for gubernatorial candidate Lance Bullock--the son of a man Mac has never expected, or wanted, to see again. He is a part of her life she would prefer to keep hidden ... especially from her husband
Death of a Dunwoody matron by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Yvonne is found stabbed to death, the police focus on her husband, Walt, as the most likely suspect. Sheila sets out to clear the pal of her youth by finding out more about those Dunwoody residents who loathed the alluring victim. The spirited search reveals dark secrets more carefully kept than the manicured lawns of this exclusive enclave - from a respected matron's double life, to a retired couple's vile secret, to an arrogant gardener who has no gardening tools. But the real shocker comes when Sheila, following lurid hints about Yvonne's slippery past, arrives in the dead woman's Florida hometown. Horrific discoveries reveal a soul-chilling evil and elicit unexpected sympathy for Yvonne's killer. Back in Dunwoody, Sheila finds her emotions stirred by an undeniably appealing man with a disturbing connection to the crime. Her maverick investigation startlingly reveals that the biggest secret of all was Yvonne's
Guess who's coming to die? : a thoroughly Southern mystery by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Georgia magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough is invited to join the Magnolia Ladies' Investment Club--a group of snobby dowagers and heiresses, she discovers that murder is on the agenda when, during her first meeting, she stumbles upon the club president's dead body
When did we lose Harriet? : MacLaren Yarbrough mysteries by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spunky amateur sleuth on the sunset end of sixty, MacLaren Yarbrough is the only one concerned about the disappearance of a teenage girl
Who killed the queen of clubs? : a thoroughly Southern mystery by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough must investigate the murder of a state bridge champion who meets her demise after being dealt a bad hand of cards in the form of her husband's suicide and mounting debts
Death on the family tree by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of her elderly Aunt Lucy, Katharine Murray discovers a priceless Celtic necklace and a mysterious diary written in German among her aunt's miscellaneous possessions, and her search for the truth about the artifacts leads to the discovery of the fifty-year-old murder of Aunt Lucy's brother Carter, the theft of the objects, and the killing of the prime suspect
Murder in the Charleston manner by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two elderly sisters are plagued with unexplained accidents in Charleston, South Carolina
But why shoot the magistrate? by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MacLaren Yarbrough investigates a murder in which pastor Luke Blessed is the prime suspect, but then the case becomes more puzzling when MacLaren's husband, the local magistrate, is attacked
Who let that killer in the house? : a thoroughly southern mystery by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and French and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy once again visits the town of Hopemore, Georgia when DeWayne Evans, the town's beloved high school chemistry teacher and softball coach, commits suicide, but county magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough believes that DeWayne was the victim of murder and sets out to prove her theory. Original
Murder at Markham by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sheila Travis takes a job at the prestigious Markham School, she expects to deal with lively students, not a dead woman in the library stacks. When another body turns up, Sheila knows something has to be done. Will she be able to handle the academic infighting in time to prevent another murder?
Who left that body in the rain? : a thoroughly southern mystery by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thoroughly southern mystery
Who invited the dead man? : a thoroughly southern mystery by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judge MacLaren Yarbrough is the new magistrate of Hope County, Georgia appointed to replace her husband, Joe Riddley, after he receives an injury. But when a local man is found murdered at Joe's birthday gala, MacLaren almost ends up on the wrong side of the law."--Page 4 of cover
Carley's song by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Carley Marshall struggles with the sinister secrets held by the adults of Job's Corner, her 1950s North Carolina hometown
Daughter of deceit by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katharine Murray's elegant Atlanta home has been viciously vandalized! She's prepared to devote all her time to getting it back in tip-top shape--until she meets Bara Weidenauer. Once a picture-perfect socialite, Bara has fallen on some hard times. Her husband, Foley, has hightailed it out of their marriage, and she's convinced he'll try to take her for every penny she's got. While scouring her house for anything of value to hide from her greedy ex, Bara finds a box of military medals that once belonged to her father, a beloved war hero. Eager to know the story behind these precious trinkets, she enlists Katharine's help. But as Katharine digs deeper into Weidenauer family history, she discovers that everything Bara believed about her father may have been a lie. And when Foley is found shot to death, Bara's world turns to complete chaos. It's up to Katharine to expose this family's secrets from the past and the present -- or the future will be very grim indeed
Sins of the fathers by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the behest of Dr. Flo Gadney, Katharine Murray joins her on a trip to Bayard Island, off the coast of Georgia, to stop Burch Bayard, a greedy local patriarch with plans to build McMansions on top of the graves of those who could be Dr. Flo's ancestors, but their mission is complicated by the murder of an elderly woman, unfriendly islanders, and dark secrets from the past
Murder on Peachtree Street : a Sheila Travis mystery by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hold up the sky by Patricia Houck Sprinkle( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mamie is facing an overwhelming secret. Margaret has lost her home. Billie can no longer care alone for her disabled daughter. And Maria is living with an untenable choice. When these four women come together to live on a drought-stricken Georgia farm, they must open their hearts, and share their burdens, before they can find the bounty that lies hidden in tough times, and once again see the glorious pattern of meaning in their lives
 
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Alternative Names
Houck Sprinkle, Patricia

Sprinkle, Patricia Houck

Languages
English (170)

French (1)

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Did you declare the corpse? : a thoroughly Southern mysteryWhat are you wearing to die : a thoroughly Southern mysteryWhen will the dead lady sing? : a thoroughly southern mysteryDeath of a Dunwoody matronGuess who's coming to die? : a thoroughly Southern mysteryWhen did we lose Harriet? : MacLaren Yarbrough mysteriesWho killed the queen of clubs? : a thoroughly Southern mysteryDeath on the family tree