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Elvis and the Tropical Double Trouble

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2011

    LOVE IT!!

    Ahh, Elvis, Elvis! What an absolutely charming mystery.... I love Elvis's introductions with his own point of view at the beginning of each chapter. The Southern Cousins are fun and quirky, with a big dose of love-- in fact, the entire family is loving and loyal.... a refreshing thing in this day and age. I have read all of the Elvis mysteries and can't wait for the next one!

    Funny, charming, and holds my interest. Unfortunately, I finish these Elvis mysteries all too fast and then it's a long wait for the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

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    This series has become repetitive & dull. Not worth my time or money for this short story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Same exact book as the last two it feels like

    Honestly I didn't even finish this book. I read the first two in the series and by the time I got to this one I felt like the author was rehasing the same material.

    Callie's character at this point drives me up a wall, she is even more immature/shallow than she was in the first book! I expected at least some character development. Her issues with Jack are getting old FAST.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

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    This is my favorite book in the Elvis series. A real page turner.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    I absolutely loved this series. The cousin's are a riot and Elv

    I absolutely loved this series. The cousin's are a riot and Elvis...who couldn't love an adorable little hound dog channeling his inner Elvis.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    Funny Read

    The Valentine Family is at it again – and no one is going to harm them. Elvis, reincarnated as Callie Valentine Jones’ Bassett hound dog, will make sure of that! Along with mysterious Jack and Uncle Charlies help!

    While in Cozumel for an undertaker’s convention and to visit with Callie’s curvaceous cousin Lovie’s archaeological boyfriend, a drunk Lovie is kidnapped right off the beach! Elvis thinks it is his responsibility to keep tabs on Lovie and follows the kidnapper and they both become ensnared with the kidnapper. However, Lovie, being the outgoing person she is, doesn’t take anything from her kidnappers and she and Elvis manage to break semi-free.

    Callie makes it a point to help find Lovie and Elvis, letting Uncle Charlie bring in Jack, Callie’s almost ex-husband; however, she has plans of her own, which in turn cause her to become kidnapped as well. Never fear, Momma and Fayrene are there to save the day with their hocus pocus act.

    Webb has written a very comic mystery with a dash of romance dangling here and there. To say that you will laugh while reading this novel would be an understatement – don’t read it on the train going to work! “I Gotta Know” the next adventures of Callie and Lovie, and see what kind of trouble Elvis can “Patch Up.”

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

    Fabulous Read

    There is never a dull moment when hanging out with the Valentine family. A trip to Cozumel, multiple kidnappings and murder will not deter the Valentine family from rescuing their own. Oh, the fun I had reading this story as Callie, with hilarious assistance from Ruby Nell and Fayrene, is determined to find her missing relatives while trying to corral her own love life. This was a fun-filled, fast-paced and humorous romp through the life that is Callie Valentine. The ending left me with a smile and I can¿t wait to read the next book in this fabulous and entertaining series.

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  • Posted November 28, 2011

    "Not Just another Hound Dog"

    Elvis, the beloved Rock-N-Roll Icon is reincarnated into Callie Valentine Jones¿ handsome Bassett Hound, who uses his talents once again, including baying a medley of ¿The King¿s¿ tunes (some even I had forgotten!) with the fourth of Peggy Webb¿s ¿Southern Cousins Mysteries¿. Uncle Charlie Valentine, well-respected mortician of Mooresville, is heading to the Undertaker¿s Convention in Cozumel and has quite the zany crew accompanying him! Callie¿s Mama, Ruby Nell; is all spiffed up with jet black locks and a ¿loan¿ from Daughter Callie¿s bank account as well. Ruby Nell¿s best buddy, Fayrene; who, with her Husband, Jarvetis, runs the local hot spot for pickled pig¿s lips known as ¿Gas, Grits and Guts¿. Fayrene leaves her hubby in charge of the empire including her newest coming attraction, ¿The Séance Room¿ , which is under construction. Callie, Elvis¿s ¿Human Mama¿ and owner of the beauty salon/spa, ¿Hair.Net¿, decides she better go along to chaperone Mama and Fayrene and make Uncle Charlie¿s life a little easier as well as have a little ¿Me Time¿ to work out some problems of her own. Does she divorce handsome husband, Jack Jones and marry attentive suitor, Luke Champion? Decisions, decisions!! Especially since she feels like her biological clock is winding down! They (including Elvis) are all due to meet Uncle Charlie¿s ¿Wild as a March Hare¿ Daughter, Lovie; who is having romance problems of her own in Cozumel. Here she is, under a romantic Mayan moon with the newest love of her life, Rocky; who caters to her every whim while being up to his armpits in an archeological dig, BUT, won¿t make ¿A move¿ on her! Ruby Nell, Fayrene , and Callie (plus Elvis) have promised oodles of advice. All goes as smooth as Lovie¿s Prohibition Punch until Elvis, being the dynamic dog he is, digs up a bone associated with a thirty-year old murder case. Everyone has a theory until the plot thickens with the disappearance of Lovie and Elvis. You¿ll have more than a few enjoyable chuckles as you unravel this mystery. Will Callie relent and stay married to Jack ? Will Rocky finally discover ¿The National Treasure¿? Will Lovie and Elvis ever be found? As an added bonus, there are recipes at the end of the book, including ¿Lovie¿s Prohibition Punch¿, which I¿d be sure will make your cares vanish like the hot biscuits on a Sunday dinner table. Nancy Narma

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

    GREAT FUN!!!!!

    Elvis is at it again!! Sleuthing and taking care of business!! TROUBLE follows Callie and the rest of the family south of the border but with Jack and Elvis on their side the bad guys better look out. SOOOO enjoyed this wonderful installment of the Southern Cousins Mystery Series and looking forward to the next one!!

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

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    a zany intelligent cozy

    Wanting to escape her man problems back home hairdresser Callie Valentine Jones accompanied by Elvis the reincarnated basset hound flees Mooresville, Mississippi to join her family at an archeological excavation dig near Cozumel, Mexico. Her cousin Lovie's boyfriend Rocky leads the work at the site.

    Almost immediately upon arrival, Elvis finds human remains that are too modern to be ancient Mayan. Even Callie's inane mom recognizes a homicide when she sees the bone Elvis possesses. Callie wants nothing to do with sleuthing as she hates getting involved, but feels she has no choice when Lovie and Elvis vanish just as her hopefully soon to be former husband Jack arrives like the cavalry at the crime scene

    The fourth Southern Cousins mystery (see Elvis and the Grateful Dead, and Elvis and the Memphis Mambo Murders) is a zany intelligent cozy starring the extended eccentric Valentine brood. Callie holds the story line focused as she reluctantly investigates her missing loved ones and by default the murder while she knows Jack will have her back. Though Elvis is less of a hound dog than usual, fans will enjoy his (and Callie) Mexican adventures

    Harriet Klausner

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