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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (815 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne George Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Southern Sisters Mysteries Release Date: November 1999 ISBN: 9781470324827
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Agatha Award-winning author Anne George deftly blends comedy and suspense in her engaging series. Retired school teacher Patricia Anne has a knack for landing right in the middle of murder investigations, but this time she is fighting to clear the accused. Patricia Anne has been good friends with her neighbor Mitzi for 40 years. She’s surprised when she sees Mitzi’s husband Arthur having lunch at the Hunan Hut with an attractive woman. She’s positively shocked when that same woman drops dead moments later. Then Arthur is accused of murder, their home catches fire, and he gets shot in the butt. Patricia Anne knows she has to do something to help the poor man. That means enlisting the aid of her flamboyant sister Mary Alice for a little detective work. Anne George’s gentle humor combined with a cast of colorful characters make Murder Shoots the Bull a delight. Ruth Anne Phimister’s sparkling narration is full of Southern charm. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This light, amusing romp of a mystery makes good use of the tradition of Southern eccentricity, exuding a properly cozy atmosphere and a nifty web of subplots and domestic complications.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 2/9/2014

    " Funny, witty author. All of the books in this series are great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 2/9/2014

    " Another fun read in the Southern Sisters Mystery series. I did not enjoy this one quite as much as the previous books in the series though. The characters involved in the actual mystery and their relationships were hard to follow and the ending was a little too thrown together for me. I still enjoyed the relations ship between Mary Alice and Patricia Anne and will be finishing up the series soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherri | 2/3/2014

    " I got it from the library. Surprise ending. Good who-dunnit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/19/2014

    " Those sisters are so funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Reed | 1/19/2014

    " A good quick summer mystery read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francine | 1/17/2014

    " This is a humorous book. It was fun reading. I haven't read any other of the Southern sisters mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlynn | 1/13/2014

    " Easy to read, laugh out loud mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/4/2014

    " The mystery of the killer's identity in this one had me going a bit longer than some. ...read with Mom. We enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 12/23/2013

    " This author died a few years ago and I thought I had read all of her books, but I found this one the other day at the library. I was happy. It's a light read with humor throughout. A little more swearing than I recall, although it's old(er) lady swearing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/23/2013

    " Murder Shoots the Bull: A Southern Sisters Mystery (Southern Sisters Mysteries) by Anne George (2000) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grey853 | 12/21/2013

    " I liked the zany sisters a lot more than I expected to. I enjoyed the mystery and appreciated the banter between several of the characters. The dialogue was lively and realistic. The mystery was complicated enough to keep my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 12/3/2013

    " This was a good one. The sisters get involved with an investment club. But more involving is Mouse's long time neigbors are considered as suspects in the murder of the first wife. Things get scary with fires and shootings. In the meantime there is no peace in the family for one of the sisters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 11/27/2013

    " A great series, lots of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 10/26/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 8/24/2013

    " I have just loved reading this series. So sad that I only have two more to go. Sister and Mouse always give me plenty of laughs and a mystery to boot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda | 8/21/2013

    " This is one of the best mystery series I have ever read. Love the characters Mary Alice and Patricia Ann. They are funny! This is the 6th book in the Southern Sisters mystery series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 3/15/2013

    " I read these books on audio books and the neatest thing about that is the reader uses different voices for each character (accents and all) and it makes it so lifelike. Very fun books with a little sarcasm between the sisters (in a very funny way.) I love these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 3/15/2013

    " A fun little mystery that's relaxing to read! Didn't think it deserves 4 stars but it's good enough that I will read her series now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 2/10/2013

    " I still enjoy reading about these characters, sisters who live in Birmingham, and their families and friends, what they are eating and doing with their time, since retiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgiann Hennelly | 2/5/2013

    " It all started with a call from Patricia Annes neighbor Mitzi about joining an investment group. But when Mitzis husband is charged with murdering his first wife. And then their house is set on fire and he gets shot. Its up to Patricia anne and Mary Alice to solve the crime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/5/2013

    " I really enjoy books that make me laugh out loud while I'm reading them. Between the Vulcan statue mooning all of Birmingham and the "accidental" bump into the tree, this book left in stitches. Now must read the earlier books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 1/28/2013

    " Ann George is an author to be missed. Those sisters were hilarious and the stories were well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 1/24/2013

    " Think I'll have to find some more books by this author; sad to hear she died in 2001. Definitely some humor here, and lots of little twists. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 1/2/2013

    " These are all fun, fast books to read. Great for waiting rooms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aberbe Berberian | 11/25/2012

    " These books make me feel like I'm watching The Golden Girls and for me, that's a good thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Anne | 9/19/2012

    " I wish library had all these Anne George books....this was almost Agatha Christie good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 9/13/2012

    " I love this Southern Sister's" series; the relationships between the characters is so sweet and funny. The sister's have love and acceptance for each other, but over-coated with some snippiness and light sarcasm. The entertwining of their families is an enmeshment that enriches all their lives. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Ruth Ann Phimister has appeared off Broadway and in numerous regional productions, including Life with Father with Robert Reed. She has also worked in television, film, and commercial voice-over.