From Publishers Weekly
A refreshingly different heroine, retired Alabama schoolteacher Patricia Anne Hollowell, is drawn into a murder investigation after her colorful sister, Mary Alice, buys a country-western club. When the previous owner is found gruesomely murdered, the suspects include the club's cook, one of Patricia Anne's former prize students. Sprightly dialogue and a humorous eye for detail get this mystery off to a promising start. However, once the offbeat characters are introduced, they and their relationships fail to change or deepen. The dialogue becomes repetitive, and the telling domestic observations lapse into trivia. Clues accumulate more through coincidence than through investigation, with the conclusion weighed down by a welter of implausible connections and old secrets.
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"Anne George may be may favorite discovery of the year... The Patricia Anne and Mary Alice mysteries are wonderful confections that prove life is funny and poignant on the other side of 60".
New Orleans Times-Picayune
"Truly delightful, laugh-out-loud fun. I wish Patricia Anne and Mary Alice were "my" sisters. I'd love to hang out with them."-- Jill Churchill"Anne George may be my favorite discovery of the year...The Patricia Anne and Mary Alice mysteries are wonderful confections that prove life is funny and poignant on the other side of 60." -- "New Orleans Times-Picayune"