Wednesday, May 28, 2014 books

Murder Runs in the Family
by Anne George
Murder Runs in the Family is the third book in the Southern Sisters Mystery series
and I would highly recommend reading Murder on a Girl's Night Out
and Murder on a Bad Hair Day first!

First sentences:
“Pukey Lukey is here,” my sister Mary Alice murmured as she was ushered into the front pew beside me.

Mary Alice has spared nothing for her only daughter's wedding - from seventy-five yards of bridal train to gourmet food for over three hundred guests and enough glittering elegance to make Mary Alice think about finding herself a fourth rich husband to pay for it all. Practical Patricia Anne has put away her aunt-of-the-bride blue chiffon and settled back into domesticity when fun-loving Mary Alice calls to say they have a post-wedding date with a genealogist from the groom's side of the family. Lunch is a fascinating lesson on the hazards of finding dirty linens in ancestral boudoirs that ends abruptly when their guest scurries off with the local judge, leaving the sisters with their mouths open - and finishing their luncheon companion's cheesecake - when the police arrive.
Their mysterious guest has taken a plunge from the ninth floor of the courthouse building - an apparent suicide. But given the scandals a nosy genealogist might have uncovered, the sisters are betting that some proud Southern family is making sure their shameful secrets stay buried. . .along with anyone who tries to dig them up.
source: Goodreads

My opinion:
Patricia Anne and Mary Alice are back!

This time Mary Alice’s daughter Debby is getting married but soon after the wedding the groom’s closest living relative is not alive anymore. According to the police she took a plunge from the ninth floor of the courthouse and now it is once again up to the two sisters to solve the mystery even though Patricia Anne’s husband Fred tries to convince his wife that this investigation is none of her business.

With Debby and her new husband away in honeymoon Mary Alice and Patricia Anne try their best to solve the murder and not get harmed while doing so. Easier said than done!

Once again, Anne George wrote a funny and witty novel filled with lovely characters and a gripping mystery. I adored this one as much as the first two and cannot wait to read the rest of the series.

The books in the Southern Sisters Mystery series are:
  • Murder on A Girls' Night Out (read my review here)
  • Murder on A Bad Hair Day (read my review here)
  • Murder Runs in the Family
  • Murder Makes Waves
  • Murder Gets A Life
  • Murder Shoots the Bull
  • Murder Carries A Torch
  • Murder Boogies with Elvis
For more information about Anne George visit her Homepage.

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