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3.56933333333333 out of 53.56933333333333 out of 53.56933333333333 out of 53.56933333333333 out of 53.56933333333333 out of 5 3.57 (30 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 2012 ISBN: 9781470324810
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Anne George’s novels offer a delightful mix of gentle comedy and compelling mystery. Murder Runs in the Family finds two feisty 60-something sisters doing a little amateur sleuthing into the death of a visiting genealogist. Mary Alice has spared no expense for her daughter’s wedding. Two days after the glittering affair, Mary Alice and Patricia Anne are spending a fascinating lunch listening to the groom’s cousin explain the ’dog-eat-dog" world of professional genealogy. Minutes later they are shocked to learn that the genteel woman they were just speaking with has fallen from a courthouse window. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Patricia Anne soon finds herself enmeshed in a world where proud old families are willing to kill to keep their ancestor’s dirty laundry from being aired. Full of good clean fun, Anne George’s novels deliver nonstop suspense tempered with light-hearted laughs and a cast of quirky characters. Ruth Ann Phimister’s rollicking narration perfectly captures both the love of family and iron will of these two Southern ladies. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Phimister enhances George's resplendent characters, giving them a vivacity that makes this a highly entertaining whodunit.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nlangham | 10/17/2016

    " I read all of the books in this series years ago. Really enjoying listening to them now. Phimister captures Patricia Anne's voice perfectly. For their genre (cozy murder mystery), I give all the books in this series 5 stars. Maybe it's because I'm southern and can relate to the setting and characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Macatee | 2/20/2014

    " These books just get better each time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/20/2014

    " This is a light-hearted mystery with likeable main characters - southern sisters Patricia Ann & Mary Alice get involved in a geneologist murder. Good dialogue. Some humor. I have read other in this series & will read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 2/16/2014

    " Genealogy plays a big part in this cute little mystery. So of course, it is the favorite of all I've read by Anne George! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pr Latta | 2/11/2014

    " Third in the Southern Sisters cozy mystery series - it is helpful to begin with Murder on a Girls Night Out as an introduction to the series and the characters (retired school teacher and her older sister). The characters and the mystery are classic Anne George in their Southern-style humor and well-laid out plot (the breadcrumbs left don't make it a complete surprise). The genealogy twist is nice but the story is beginning to feel dated (DOS computing references may puzzle any younger readers who come across this title and accessibility to Ancestry.com and other modern resources deflate the mystery a bit as well). I'm going to try #4 in audio based on enthusiastic reviews here for the narrator. "

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

    " Another good book from Anne George. I really do like this series of books. I will be sad when I read the last book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanderer â™” Wanderlust â™” | 1/22/2014

    " Audio version. Definitely liking this one better than the first two. The mystery is stronger and the characters are really growing on me. Love the humor between the two sisters and also seeing the other family members progressing through each book. Fun series. Definitely 4 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Halloran | 1/21/2014

    " I enjoyed this. It was my first anne george. The characters were a little superficial. I must admit, though, that I think I know several women who fit this description to a tee... and they all live in Bham. It was fun to read a book with this setting. It made me miss Bham. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Alden | 1/13/2014

    " The Southern Sisters strike again! Irreverent and funny with a touch of sadness, Anne George's mysteries are satisfying on many levels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 1/8/2014

    " Cute book! Read for book club and it was entertaining with a fun Southern flavor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenda | 1/6/2014

    " More fun with Patricia Ann and MAry Alice. This series is funny and I wish I was friends with these two southern ladies,..really. This book is number 3 in the series. I plan to read them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristie J. | 12/24/2013

    " Pleasant, easy read. I did like the genealogy part of the story. I hadn't heard that in a murder mystery before. "

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

    " I actually didn't think I'd like it, but I did. It's not one I'd listen to again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 10/29/2013

    " You can read my thoughts here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 10/26/2013

    " A great series, lots of humor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie Howell | 10/25/2013

    " This mystery series is one of my guilty pleasures. Silly, obvious, a little too cute--but totally fun. I read them because my secret ambition is to live in Birmingham. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi (awesome group member) | 10/9/2013

    " Liked this one a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vera | 9/17/2013

    " Light, fun and entertaining. Amy - you would like the "southern" flavor - its setting is Birmingham, Alabmama. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Lovin | 9/3/2013

    " I am from the South and my sisters and I talk just like Sister and Mouse. This series makes me smile. It's the perfect quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pithee | 8/30/2013

    " Delightful mystery featuring two quarrelsome but lovable sisters. Read by Ruthann Phimister. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 8/23/2013

    " Just love these two sisters. This about betrayal, infidelity, and revenge. The story centers around geneologists and their discoveries. Again the sisterly banter is laugh out loud funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Parker | 7/12/2013

    " Love the relationship between the southern sisters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 6/20/2013

    " I read this book when I was in a book club when we lived in Anniston, AL probably 6 years ago. It was a cute book. It was also quite funny. I read a few more of the books by Anne George thereafter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kae Larsen | 6/14/2013

    " This is a cute book, but not a series I would pick up. I think it would be a great book club book for older women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 1/29/2013

    " Still fun--there are a lot of common things, which I won't share. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 12/22/2012

    " I love these crazy ladies, I always wanted a sister to harass and to spend my days with in the manner that these two do. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nomad nimrod | 12/10/2012

    " some lines made me laugh . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audry | 11/26/2012

    " sexual innuendo, and some mild swearing. Two 60 something sisters happen on a mystery by accident. Apparently, they do that a lot. They are funny and cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 11/19/2012

    " Good old-fashioned southern chick lit with a bit of a murder going on... perfect fot reading while enjoying the sun... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 7/6/2012

    " #3 in the Southern Sisters series. Meg, a genealogist fakes her own death, to cover-up the subsequent murder of her former husband Judge Bobby Haskins & frames fellow family-tree professional Gerogiana Peach. Love the Southern Sisters. "

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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.