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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (892 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: June 1998 ISBN: 9781470324773
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Anne George’s bestselling Southern Sisters mysteries offer delightful mixtures of offbeat characters, charming humor, and intriguing crimes. In Murder Gets a Life, middle-aged sisters Mary Alice and Patricia Ann are sleuthing their way through a mystery that is hotter than Alabama in August. Mary Alice’s son has married Sunshine, a petite blond who is cute as a button. Her family, however, lives in a junk-filled trailer compound dotted with rusty engines and pit bulls. When Mary Alice and Patricia Ann pay a call on the family, the sisters hardly have time to meet Sunshine’s spirit-channeling grandmother before they stumble over a large corpse on her floor. The local sheriff just can’t seem to get moving in the summer heat. So it’s up to the Southern Sisters to discover who the dead man is, and why Sunshine has suddenly disappeared. So grab a glass of sweet tea and get ready to spend a few hours with two of the most resourceful sleuths south of the Mason-Dixon line. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This might be my favorite one of the bunch. It is, to put is simply, a hoot.” 

    Birmingham News

  • “Those effervescent sisters from Birmingham, big Patricia Anne and little Mary Alice, strike again. While snooping into the backwoods background of Patricia’s son’s intended, they discover a dead body in the family trailer. Great fun!” 

    Library Journal

  • “Characters and conversation are the thing here, and the author manages to keep both robustly entertaining. Fresh and funny.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this light mystery! This is the 3rd Southern Sisters Mysteries I've read and I have laughed out loud during all three. The sisters in this series are as opposite as my sister and me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 2/16/2014

    " My sister & I would laugh over these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/15/2014

    " These books are such fun. They make me laugh. The mysteries aren't too hard to figure out, but the characteres are a hoot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/15/2014

    " These are fun, cozy mysteries. Great for long car trips! "

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

    " I really like these books for the main characters. And I admire the author's ability to find new characters and settings for the murders. But there is a certain sameness to the resolution of the murder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda | 2/4/2014

    " Love, love these southern sisters. Lots of mystery and laughs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Alden | 1/25/2014

    " Always fun to read a Southern Sisters adventure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 1/15/2014

    " I'm going to put up this same review for the entire series. Instead of reading this set of books, I listened to the audiobook versions of the entire series. The series is about a couple of sisters that bumble onto murders and wind up solving them. I don't know if it's the books, or the reader that I liked the most. By the time I had finished a couple of the books, I felt like the reader and the characters were old friends. The stories are light, easy to follow, and not terribly complex, but to me, they were thoroughly enjoyable. I only wish Anne George had lived long enough to write a few more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 1/15/2014

    " These are always a fun read or listen in this case. The sisters stumble (literally) on a body in a trailer of the mother of the new daughter-in-law. The Turkett family is strange to say the least and the more the Sisters get into the murder, the stranger they get. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Livesimply | 1/12/2014

    " Love these books! They are easy reading, fun mysteries about 2 southern sisters that always find trouble. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 1/11/2014

    " Another fun romp with the sisters. Anne George makes me laugh out loud. I am glad that we are seeing her books released now as ebooks; more readers for her, even 11 years after her death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 1/11/2014

    " As always, a wonderful mystery with just the right amount of humor thrown in. It's a wonder these two sisters make it out alive! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/29/2013

    " Ok, this is one of those books you read on the plane or the beach. And for what it is it is good. Funny, really silly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/24/2013

    " Good writing. A fun summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary couch | 12/13/2013

    " Just a fun light read. These sisters are a hoot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karma Bateman | 12/5/2013

    " I've read this before and still laughed out loud. A must read for anyone with a sister they love to laugh with! If you enjoy audio books, listen to the entire series beginning with Murder on a Girl's Night Out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 11/12/2013

    " It's a hoot! One of the better ones in this series and they are ALL excellent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 9/27/2013

    " There's a new wife in the family and she has a very unusual family. And everything is not as it seems. This time the sisters barely hang on by the skin of their teeth. Bora Bora, deep sea diving and Meemaw and PawPaw are all part of the mystery and murder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MommaLaura | 9/16/2013

    " Two sisters get in trouble and get back out. Then back in and then back out. Over and over until they solve the mystery. Hilarious and exciting. Loved this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 9/15/2013

    " A great series, lots of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 6/30/2013

    " As always I like the interaction between the sisters Patricia Ann & Mary Alice. I laughed out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Flynn | 6/25/2013

    " I loved this whole series! She captures the relationship between sisters perfectly. These two sisters find bodies like no one else! I'm sad the series is over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S | 6/12/2013

    " This is fun. Candy reading, and the characters are enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/9/2013

    " Sister and Mouse had me laughing out loud! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista Pressey | 5/7/2013

    " The sisters are interesting. I could easily picture the characters and would enjoy their company. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy Peacock | 3/23/2013

    " I really enjoy these mysteries! They are pretty humorous! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi (awesome group member) | 3/3/2013

    " Not my favorite in the series but I still love these old gals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edel | 1/12/2013

    " I liked this book alot,a nice little mystery about two southern sisters and a murder mystery, well worth a read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 12/4/2012

    " This entry in the Southern Sisters mysteries had me giggling my way to sleep last night :). These are good mysteries, with a solid dose of southern humor. I'm rereading my way through them with great joy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 11/27/2012

    " For my review of the series, see Murder on a Girls' Night Out. "

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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.