Murder on a Girls' Night Out (Southern Sisters Series #1)

Murder on a Girls' Night Out (Southern Sisters Series #1)

by Anne George

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Overview

A Different Kind of Sister Act

Patricia Anne — "Mouse" — is respectful, respectable, and demure, a perfect example of genteel Southern womanhood. Mary Alice — "Sister" — is big, brassy, flamboyant, and bold. Together they have a knack for finding themselves in the center of some of Birmingham's most unfortunate unpleasantness.

Country Western is red hot these days, so overimpulsive Mary Alice thinks it makes perfect sense to buy the Skoot 'n' Boot bar — since that's where the many-times-divorced "Sister" and her boyfriend du jour like to hang out anyway. Sensible retired schoolteacher Patricia Anne is inclined to disagree — especially when they find a strangled and stabbed dead body dangling in the pub's wishing well. The sheriff has some questions for Mouse and her sister Sister, who were the last people, besides the murderer, of course, to see the ill-fated victim alive. And they had better come up with some answers soon — because a killer with unfinished business has begun sending them some mighty threatening messages...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380780860
Publisher: HarperCollins US
Publication date: 01/09/2001
Series: Southern Sisters Series , #1
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 106,511
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.64(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 on a Girls' Night Out (Southern Sisters Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anne George books and tapes are incredible. At times they will have you laughing out loud with their wit and humor. Realism, humor, mystery and more--all in one creation. Who could ask for more? After reading them, I came to the conclusion that I must have been a southern belle in a previous life ;-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was on my lunch hour reading a book when a coworker started laughing out loud as she read her book. I asked her, 'What are you reading?' She said, 'Anne George's new book, it's so funny'. The next day I purchased her book at Barnes & Noble and one week later I had bought two more. Murder on a Girl's Night Out was my first introduction to Anne George. Patricia Anne and her sister Mary Alice remind me of the old movie, 'The Snoop Sisters.' As I read this book, I found myself laughing out loud and feeling great. Anne George has such a wonderful way with words. Now here's a real mystery, 'How does Anne George takes a murder mystery and make it funny and enjoyable?. She's a great writer. If you need something to make your day more exciting, then here's the author for you, Anne George.
3amigos More than 1 year ago
Just found Ms. George's series (Southern Sisters). Good laughs, enjoyable read for an afternoon away from the hustle of life. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended in all Anne George books or tapes. Use tapes on trips and find they are truly enjoyable. My only sorry is that she passed and we have lost such a talented writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Personally, I really liked this book because it was fun, but still a mystery. Mary Alice and Patricia Anne are very strong characters and they make you laugh. It was very good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You'll love the Southern Sisters.
catshade13 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book which was the book of the month for my book club. I never had a sister but I think the Anne George captured the way the two sisters acted towards each other the way sisters are. I thought I had the murderer figured out but there is a very nice twist or two that surprised me. Highly recommend.
madamejeanie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The main characters in this book are Mary Alice (aka Sister) andPatricia Anne, a pair of 60+ year old southern sisters who are about asdifferent as daylight and dark. Mary Alice is large, flamboyant, andfull of fun; she's buried three husbands and isn't ready to quit anytime soon. Patricia Anne is a retired high school English teacher whojust wants to lead a quiet life in her golden years with her husband.When Mary Alice decides on the spur of the moment to buy a country danceclub called the Skoot N Boot, she insists that Patricia Anne ride alongto go see it. It's daytime and the place is pretty quiet when PatriciaAnne gets the grand tour and meets the former owner.But the world turns upside down the next morning when the former owneris found murdered inside the club and both sisters get grilled by thelocal sheriff for any information they can provide. Things go from badto worse when the murder scene is ransacked and drugs are found. Allfingers seem to point to the club cook, who is a favorite former studentof Patricia's.This book was a pleasant little read, but nothing special. I ratherlike the characters, so I'll be looking for other books in the series,but it's not something I'll be beating the bushes to locate. I'll giveit a 4 because it WAS a nice little read and I didn't suspect the rightculprit, though I must say it seemed a bit contrived to me the way theauthor pulled it all together at the end. She's got writing talent andcan certainly write good dialog, but it's not so strong on plot.
jepeters333 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Retired Alabama school teacher Patricia thinks her older sister, flamboyant Mary Alice, has lost her mind. On a whim, Mary Alice bought the Skoot n' Boot, the local bar where she and her boyfriend hang out.
bugeyzz23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is just one installment of the antics of the "Southern Sisters" who always just happen to be in the vacinity of a murder. They are quite the characters!!! It's a book that will keep you grinning.
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TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first of the Southern Sisters Mystery series introduces sisters Mouse and Sister, 60 something Alabama ladies who could not be more different. Tiny, ladylike Mouse is dominated by her older, larger than life sibling, Sister. That is how she ends up in the middle of a murder investigation and the Skoot and Boot, a club Sister has recently bought from the now deceased Ed. The murder is the first disaster to befall the "Skoot" as the sisters fall upon one clue after another. As with many cozy mysteries it is the cast of quirky characters who keep this story so engaging. Mouse, who deals with distress with humor, is hysterical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!! love this series. Love these characters. Very well written and entertaining on every page Laugh out loud funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very funny. Even though I am only on Ch. 3, I already loved it.
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BettyG76 More than 1 year ago
The Sisters are always a fun read. Wish I had sisters like them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved these books. So sad that when an author dies, not only do we lose her (or him -- as in James Doss) we lose the characters we've grown to love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just....ok.
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