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Elvis and the Grateful Dead (Southern Cousins Series #2)

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  • Posted August 3, 2009

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    lighthearted amusing whodunit

    Tupelo, Mississippi is the town where Elvis grew up. Each year the townsfolk have a Best Elvis Competition that brings in thousands of his fans, impersonators and look alikes. Hair stylist Callie Valentine Jones has the real McCoy, the reincarnated spirit of the King in ironically a hound dog's body though she knows it not.. He silently judges the contestants comparing them to when he was in star prime. He also is trying to reconcile Callie with her almost ex-husband Jack who disappears a lot, does not want kids, and has a secret job that only Elvis knows about.

    One of the participants Brian Watson is found dead on the piano. When a second impersonator Dick Gerard dies on the dance floor, the local police believe both men were murdered. The prime suspect is Callie's cousin Lovie, the caterer of the event. When a third person dies, Callie's Uncle Charlie tries to persuade her not to investigate since Lovie's was dancing with the second victim when he started shaking and died and the focus will be on her even more and Charlie does not want Callie in danger. Callie and the King make inquiries anyway.

    Peggy Webb's amateur sleuth is a lighthearted amusing whodunit with outrageous almost slapstick scenes that Callie seems to step into as she tries to help Lovie, dodge her spouse and deal with a horde of Elvis reenactors when she has the real one. She and Elvis the hound rotate perspective leading to a zany over the top of Woodall Mountain mystery. The second Southern Cousins corny mystery (see ELVIS AND THE DEARLY DEPARTED) is simply entertaining fun.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Highly recommend. Very funny. Must read them all.

    Very funny and a can't wait to see what happens. The characters and plots are so funny you will be laughing all thru the book and can't wait to turn the pages.

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  • Posted December 29, 2013

    Do not drink coffee while you read!!

    I learned with the first book not to be drinking coffee while reading as trying to swallow while laughing hysterically only makes hot coffee come out your nose! It is true with the second book, also. Peggy Webb has the ability to make you think she is sitting next to you telling the story of her family. I have cousins that resemble her characters a lot. Can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Very Good!

    I love doggie mysteries, there are series that I like better - (Dog Walker Mysteries) but the Elvis Series is very good, and very adorable. Who wouldn't like a dog who thinks he's Elvis?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Hillarious whodunit especially for an Elvis Presley fan

    This series is hillarious, heart warming and very engaging. What a recipe for entertainment... two cousins who are thick as thieves while being different as two people can get, an extended family of characters in a town where everyone knows everyone and thinks they know everyone's business. Then you add in an Elvis Fest where impersonator's start to die and you have a great murder mystery. The topping to it all is the beloved basset hound who believes he is the reincarnation of "the King" himself, sent to take care of his human mom, Callie (one of the cousins). You will not be able to put it down and once it is over, the next escapade has to be started.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Silly and fun.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

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    Fun Read

    I love the family relationships and really love Elvis .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2011

    good book

    i havent read it but it looks realy good

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    hi its terrible

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  • Posted March 7, 2010

    The King ain't nothin' but a basset hound

    Callie and Lovie, inseparable adult Southern girl cousins, are at it again, as their adventures become more complex and zany, and their romances become more frustrating and convoluted. Elvis impersonators are dying right and left, and the only thing they appear to have in common, besides bad jumpsuits and bad hair, is Lovie's catering. Obviously, the cousins must jump into action to save Lovie's reputation (and her freedom), and they start investigating, suspecting, and generally annoying everyone involved. Elvis (Callie's opinionated basset hound with the Kingly reincarnation complex) does more narration in this book than in the first, and seems to be getting funnier...and more devious. Good thing Callie's almost-ex Jack knows the real score with the chunky pup, or he'd be the one getting away with murder.

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