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Murder Runs in the Family: A Southern Sisters Mystery Mass Market Paperback – March 6, 2001
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"I love Anne George's Books."-- Carol Hart, author "Deathin Lovers' Lane""I do declare. I love these Southern sisters.""-- Orlando Sentinel""George's sunny Southern sisters are like comfort food, as good as grits and almost better than biscuits.""-- Virginian Pilot and Ledger-Star""It's never too late to meet this zany pair of sleuths.""-- Florida Times-Union""Truly delightful, laugh-out-loud fun. I wish Paticia Anne and Mary Alice were my sisters. I'd love to hang out with them."-- Jill Churchill
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Their recent guest has taken a plunge from the ninth floor of the courthouse building -- an apparent suicide. But given the scandals the nosy genealogist was capable of uncovering, Mouse and Sister are betting that some proud Southern family is making sure their shameful secrets stay buried . . . along with anyone who tries to dig them up.
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In this book, we find the brash, bold, extra-large Mary Alice in preparation for her daughter's first wedding. Deborah is marrying a former student of her Aunt Patricia Anne's who may also be the former father of her twins as he donated sperm to the clinic! It is funny in a good, clean sort of way. It depicts middle-America at its finest.
Mary Alice finds a little romance of her own in "Murder Runs in the Family" as does Patricia Anne's widowed daughter - Haley. Fred and Patricia Anne make you believe in "happily ever after" as they celebrate 40 years of marriage.
Patricia Anne is constantly amazed at the transformations of her former students. In this book, she amazes herself as she delves into a little geneology.
This is a DELIGHTFUL series. I promise you. You will NOT be disappointed.
In this mystery, Mary Alice's daughter gets married and the wedding guests are varied and include Meg March Bryan, a very successful genealogist, and a guest from the groom's side of the family. Patricia Anne and Mary Alice become chummy with Meg and have a luncheon date with her. The luncheon goes well, until their guest hurries away without her two briefcases. Shortly after that the sisters learn that Meg has taken her life by jumping off the 9th floor of the building across the street. The sister detectives get involved with her death which they don't believe was a sucide.
What makes this book so charming are the sisters. Patricia Anne, a former English teacher, and married to Fred for over forty years, is a tiny and proper lady. Her sister,Mary Alice is almost her opposite in every way. She's big, beautiful and men seem to love all 250 pounds of her. She describes herself as being 5 foot 12 inches tall and she's looking for a fourth husband. The first three are all lying in the cemetery, side by side. Mary Alice calls Patricia Anne, Mouse and tells people that little Mouse is anorexic. I laughed out loud over the verbal exchanges between the sisters.
I read this very quickly, and I can't wait to read more books in this series.
This was a very entertaining mystery. I love the characters and the descriptions. The mystery is very good. I only have two very minor criticisms. If her dog Woofer is so old, why is he outside in every weather. Give him a bath and flea dip and bring him inside. There is entirely too much talk about Vulcan's behind. It might be big, but it's getting boring.
This is the third installment in the Southern Sisters mystery series and involves Patricia Anne (the recently retired school teacher)and her sister Mary Alice (a widow three times over) in the world of genealogy. The day after the sumptious wedding of Mary Alice's daughter the two sisters set out to entertain the bridegroom's cousin. They are completely at a loss as to why Meg Bryan would commit suicide (especially after such a lovely lunch!) and in that particular way too. From this point on Paticia Anne becomes more and more involved in the "dog-eat-dog" world of professional genealogists.
I'm afraid that serious mystery solvers will howl with disbelief over how this mystery is constructed. It could, and should, have been over just as soon as it began. That's where my tendency to give a 3 star rating for this book came from. It is not a good mystery. It is not even credible that it could have happened the way it is constructed. Then, to add insult to injury, the author didn't have enough characters in the story so the guilty party and the true situation was always evident. But, and this is the redeeming part which qualified this book for 4 stars from me, the story is just so darn nice that points are added for just plain goodness.
I'm glad to say that all of my favorite characters are back from the previous books because these folks have now become "family".Read more ›
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This series is delightful! I'm so glad a friend directed me to them. I love Anne Gorge's style of writing!Published 26 days ago by Susan S.
I really enjoy the southern sister series, It brings back wonderful memories since I was raised in Pensacola, FL.Published 6 months ago by Deidra Adams
I read all off these books years ago and just rediscovered same for my kindle. I love these two crazy sisters and their families. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Barbara M. Eres
Easy, fun read. Have read several books in this series and all are enjoyable.Published 7 months ago by LSH
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