Murder Carries a Torch (Southern Sisters Series #7)

Murder Carries a Torch (Southern Sisters Series #7)

by Anne George
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Murder Carries a Torch 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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I love a good mystery and these are some of the neatest I have read lately. Especially with the Southern Sisterly banter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne George is hilariously funny with this Sister Series! I find myself laughing out loud at Mary Alice's antics and Patricia's frustrations. You can just picture the whole scene each time. It's too bad Anne passed away before putting out many more additions to this series. She is an Author I sorely miss.
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Anne George has done it again with Murder Carries a Torch, one of her newest southern style novels. She's created a warmly funny mystery involving two sisters, two murders, and a snake handling preacher/ housepainter. Anne George takes you through the adventures of a pair of nosy sisters that have a knack for getting in trouble. The journey begins in Birmingham, Alabama. Patricia Anne and Mary Alice, affectionately called Mouse and Sister, try to help their cousin, 'Pukey Lukey,' find his runaway wife. As the three search Chandler Mountain, two victims of vicious murders are revealed, and Luke is attacked in a local church that has the reputation of housing deadly snakes. Before they know it, Patricia Anne and Mary Alice are swept into and tangled in the mystery. The duo digs themselves into the hunt as well as hidden trouble. Anne George puts Patricia Anne's smarts and Mary Alice's lack of reality to good use. Murder Carries a Torch is unpredictable throughout with an unexpected twist at the end. Although George breezes through the introduction of characters, she makes up for it in her development of characters. The personalities of the book are a sort of satire for southern traditions, using Texas-size accents. There is an air of humor and mystery lingering throughout the novel with plenty of side stories to perk your curiosity. The sisters' amateur ways and meddling personalities will have you smiling. Anne George's Murder Carries a Torch is a light summer read with an amusing southern tone. Patricia Anne's wits and Mary Alice's flamboyant personality will keep the pages of your book turning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read all of the Southern Sisters series and loved most of them. In Murder Carries a Torch, Patricia Anne and Mary Alice are back in their glory. Anne George intertwines great characters, her wonderful sense of humor, and a good murder mystery in this cute tale about snake handling ministers. The slightly surprising rescue at the end really illuminates George's sense of humor. The only disappointment in this book came from the Author's note, where I learned Anne George had passed away. The Southern Sisters series is a must read for cozy fans everywhere!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not usually a fan of cozies, but this series is an exception. I have read all of the Southern Sisters mysteries and love them all. I really hate to come to the end of these books. It is like leaving old friends until the next one is published.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Again the two sisters have struck gold. I love their eccentric characters, good humored banter combined with a sense of family devotion. In this book, Sister and Patricia Anne get caught up in a murder involving snake handlers! I can't wait for the next book. Thanks for a relaxing, entertaining read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Birmingham, Alabama's Southern Sisters are tired after just returning home from spending two weeks in Warsaw, Poland celebrating the wedding of Patricia Anne's daughter. However, their idyllic breather ends even before it begins when cousin Luke 'Puke' Nelson asks for their help. Apparently, Virginia, Luke's wife of forty years, left him for a house painter, Holden 'Monk' Crawford. Reluctantly Patricia Anne agrees to accompany her more enthusiast sibling Mary Alice in finding the runaway.

Mouse and Sister as Patricia Anne and Mary Alice are more commonly known trace Virginia and Monk to a remote church on Mount Chandler. However, instead of finding the runaways, the Southern Sisters find two murdered corpses, neither being Monk or Virginia. As they continue their inquiries, Sister and the local Sheriff seem stuck on one another. Ultimately, they locate a dead Monk, but they still have not found the missing Virginia.

Fans of the series will fully enjoy the seventh cozy in the Southern Sisters series. MURDER CARRIES A TORCH centers more on Mouse's humorous asides with the reader about the excessive behavior of Sister than on detective work. Still, that should not surprise fans of the series, as that is the essence of all the novels.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He stays the same speen but begins to go harder.