Murder Gets a Life (Southern Sisters Series #5)

Murder Gets a Life (Southern Sisters Series #5)

by Anne George
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Murder Gets a Life (Southern Sisters Series #5) by Anne George

Patricia Anne can't imagine why Mary Alice is in such an uproar over her son Ray's new bride. Sunshine Dabbs is Ucute as can be," even if she is a bit unconventional, which should hardly come as a shock to Mary Alicc given that she's the one who raised her boy. But with all her motherly instincts, Mary Alice is sure that this sweet little blonde Barbie doll—who met her son in Bora Bora after she won the trip on Wheel of Fortune—thinks she's found herself a fortune in Ray's hefty wallet.

The sisters can't wait to get a look at Sunshine's family, and quite a look it turns out to be. As soon as Meemaw Turkett invites Mary Alice and Patricia Anne into her cozy trailer on the family compound they stumble over a corpse, and Meemaw's best hog butchering knife is stuck in its chest. Meemaw, a Cabbage Patch look-alike and Sunshine's grandmother, guardian, and the family matriarch is shocked to pieces and immediately summons the family to her trailer. Pawpaw, a lovable bearded grump has his own trailer, and their grown kids each enjoy a private home-away-from-home on the five-trailer compound.

The discovery of the mysterious body brings in Mary Alice's nemesis, good ol' boy Sheriff Reuse, who, she knows from her experience at the Skoot 'n' Boot, is nothing but trouble. Within minutes, the compound is strewn with a weird collection of friends, neighbors and relatives. There's Meemaw's spooky channeler, ready to give guidance as needed; Sunshine's jilted boyfriend skulking around; a bunch of dogs ready to attack...and Kerrigan, Sunshine's mostly absentee mama, who stars in the kind of video flicks that might even shock Mary Alice. Patricia Anne can't imagine why Mary Aliceis in such an uproar over her son Ray's new bride. Sunshine Dabbs is cute as can be," even if she is a bit unconventional, which should hardly come as a shock to Mary Alicc given that she's the one who raised her boy. But with all her motherly instincts, Mary Alice is sure that this sweet little blonde Barbie doll—who met her son in Bora Bora after she won the trip on Wheel of Fortune—thinks she's found herself a fortune in Ray's hefty wallet.

The sisters can't wait to get a look at Sunshine's family, and quite a look it turns out to be. As soon as Meemaw Turkett invites Mary Alice and Patricia Anne into her cozy trailer on the family compound they stumble over a corpse, and Meemaw's best hog butchering knife is stuck in its chest. Meemaw, a Cabbage Patch look-alike and Sunshine's grandmother, guardian, and the family matriarch is shocked to pieces and immediately summons the family to her trailer. Pawpaw, a lovable bearded grump has his own trailer, and their grown kids each enjoy a private home-away-from-home on the five-trailer compound.

The discovery of the mysterious body brings in Mary Alice's nemesis, good ol' boy Sheriff Reuse, who, she knows from her experience at the Skoot 'n' Boot, is nothing but trouble. Within minutes, the compound is strewn with a weird collection of friends, neighbors and relatives. There's Meemaw's spooky channeler, ready to give guidance as needed; Sunshine's jilted boyfriend skulking around; a bunch of dogs ready to attack...and Kerrigan, Sunshine's mostly absentee mama, who stars in the kind of video flicks that might even shock Mary Alice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380793662
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Series: Southern Sisters Series , #5
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 285,929
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Anne George (c.____ - 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. Ms. George 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. Being a true lady of the Old South, her date of birth will forever be a mystery.

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Murder Gets a Life (Southern Sisters Series #5) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
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jackowal More than 1 year ago
The ladies are great and it was a cute story line. Will read more books from this author.
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maryrabbit More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading this series of books. The characters seem very real, like they are your friends or someone down the street. The books are easy to read and entertaining.
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Reading Anne George's novels is just like being in alabama, all the characters are just like a da javu to me, it's like i've been with these people before, down to the pets!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have now read all of the Anne George books and loved every one of them. Her writing style is so down-to-earth and comfortable. These books are laugh-out-loud type books. In her honor, my family is naming our new dog, Woofer. I will miss not being able to read about the escapades of Mary Alice and Mouse any more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Anne George book I had read and of course I had to get the rest. Being from Dothan Alabama I can relate to the jargon. This book comes alive and makes you feel you know the sisters and they welcome you in. It made me laugh so hard I had tears running down my face. All of Annes's book are simply wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book! The author's style is entertaining, consistent and definitely engaging. Her characters come to life and add many turns and twists to her stories that give the reader much more than just local color.