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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (946 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne George Narrator: Ruth Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Southern Sisters Mysteries Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9781470324766
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The Southern sisters have just returned from a trip to Europe, but they barely have time to get over jet lag before they are involved in another mystery. An anguished cousin has lost his wife to a snake-handling preacher, and when the sisters travel to a remote mountain settlemen to find her, they discover a corpse instead. An award-winning novelist and poet, Anne George has entertained millions of fans with her Agatha Award-winning mysteries. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The eccentric characters and southern flavor should endear the book to cozy readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The ‘southern sisters’ of Birmingham, Alabama, grow in depth and delight in their latest adventure.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 2/18/2014

    " So sad that this author is no longer with us. She makes me laugh out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/12/2014

    " Murder Carries a Torch: A Southern Sisters Mystery (Southern Sisters Mysteries) by Anne George (2001) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Desiree | 2/6/2014

    " Didn't really enjoy this book at all. I found it very boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/31/2014

    " A good southern mystery with lots of home-town charm. I felt like I was a long-time friend of the author (main character). Very pleasant and relaxing reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/30/2014

    " I am very sad that this author has passed away. This is the last one that I get to read - and probably the best. There are snake handling religious folks, a wife that leaves her husband to go to a dance competition with and Internet acquaintance and another love interest for Aunt Sister. Both sisters are so interesting and the family is so warm and close. I'll miss reading about them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill Story | 1/16/2014

    " Not my favorite of the Southern Sisters Mysteys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 1/12/2014

    " Easy, light reading. I didn't have the murderer picked out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Bork | 1/10/2014

    " Whodunnit starring two retired sisters who solve crimes, this time the disappearance of their cousin's wife and the death of a beautiful woman found inside a snakehandling church. Love the relationship draw between the two opposite sisters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/16/2013

    " Sisters Patricia Anne and Mary Alice agree to help their cousin Luke track down his wife Virginia who ran off with their house painter. This leads them to a snake handling church and a new love interest. A fun mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/14/2013

    " Good, light summer reading. Whe wouldn't want to be old and still solving mysteries? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joelle | 12/5/2013

    " Fun book. Great characters. I love this author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 11/19/2013

    " Humorous. AG has a great formula for solving a mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Alden | 11/16/2013

    " I've enjoyed all of the Southern Sisters Mysteries, but for some reason I found this one even better than the others. I might just have to read it again to figure out why... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn Lipinski | 11/16/2013

    " An easy read, written with whimsy and a lot of personality. I did have trouble keeping track of all of the characters, because there were so many introduced in the beginning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 11/2/2013

    " This story got off to a slow start for me, but by the end I liked it. The sisters make a pretty good team, and I liked the Alabama backdrop. The narrator did a good job with the voices and accents. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue Kutay | 10/6/2013

    " An easy read, read the entire book in one sitting on a rainy day. The banter between the two sister's is enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernie | 7/23/2013

    " Nice fluff, but way too folksy. The ladies are in their sixties, so give up the childhood nicknames -- Mouse, Sister and Pukey-Lukey for goodness sake. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 7/3/2013

    " First time I've read Anne George-fun mystery series about a pair of elderly sisters from the South. Good to listen to in the car-don't have to worry about kids hearing anything inappropriate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 6/19/2013

    " So sad to learn that the author has died. I was looking forward to a long series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dotty | 3/29/2013

    " Later ones in this series not as entertaining as the early titles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Avary | 3/5/2013

    " Fun read. The first of this series I've read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 1/16/2013

    " I probably would have given it another star because George's books are fun easy reads. However, this one dealt with religious snake handlers and anything to do with snakes are my downfall. If I had nightmares last night I would have subtracted another star..... but I slept quite well! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 12/21/2012

    " My wife suggested this to me since I like mystery novels. I enjoyed reading it and it had some funny parts. The plot wasn't too deep but still interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 10/6/2012

    " A great series, lots of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Greer | 10/3/2012

    " If you have ever lived in Birmingham, AL, these will entertain you. The author died a few years ago, but she could write geriatric mysteries and make the foibles of the south quite funny. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda | 9/2/2012

    " 7th book in the Southern Sisters mystery series. I love these stories. They are funny. On to the next book "Murder Boogies with Elvis." What a title. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 8/22/2012

    " Enjoyable light reading perfect for a lazy weekend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 8/15/2012

    " the story line was a little less believable than usual, with wierd murders...but the characters are still great. "

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About the Author

Anne George (1927–2001) was the Agatha Award–winning author of the Southern Sisters mystery series which culminate in Murder Boogies with Elvis, publishing in August 2001. Like Patricia Anne, she was a happily married former school teacher living in Birmingham, Alabama. She was also a former Alabama State Poet and a regular contributor to literary publications. During her lifetime she was nominated for several awards, including the Pulitzer.