"You found my philandering ex-husband?" Bitty asked. "Where? Mexico? Paris? In Tupelo with a cocktail waitress?"
"In your closet," I answered. "Dead."
Break out the hoop skirts and the zinfandel. The Divas are on the case.
Wine. Chocolate. Transvestite strippers. Just another good-time get-together for the Dixie Divas of historic Holly Springs, Mississippi, where moonlight and magnolias mingle with delicious small-town scandal. But Eureka "Trinket" Truevine, the newest Diva, gets more than she bargained for when she finds her best Diva girlfriend Bitty Hollandale's ex-husband in Bitty's hall closet. He's dead. Very dead. Now Trinket and the Divas have to help Bitty finger the murderer and clear her name.
Virginia Brown is the nationally acclaimed, award-winning author of 50 novels.
©2009 Virginia Brown (P)2012 BelleBooks, Inc.
Love listening to stories.
Women, problem solvers. Leaders in their community. Out to find the killer or killers. I have not laughed this hard listening to these series of books. I love the Dixie Diva, they make me laugh. Thank you
Female chick from the eastern shore of Maryland digging the audio thing. :)
The narrator's voice annoyed me when she was reading as Trinket but not as much when she played Bitty. Perhaps a different narrator? Also, there was way, way, WAY too much filler about southerners and town history that was not relevant to the story and felt like padding to me.
I liked the relationship between Trinket and Bitty the most. They're not quite "Mouse and Sister" but entertaining.
Well, if she does the other Dixie Divas books, I might but I wouldn't likely choose one just based on her narration alone.
Overall, I mostly enjoyed listening to this book and liked some of the snarky humor ("Chitling") but felt the writing could have been tighter. It meandered around a lot and I could tell where the editors might have told the writer to pad it out some. There were times I wished I could have said "get to the point, already" but in general, it was an entertaining(ish) listen.
I love these women, but what I love most is how they play off each other. One is more witty than the other, and they are always getting each other in trouble.
I would like learning more about some of the other Divas.
I think her accents and changing up the speed of her speech to match up to the character helps me know who is talking
I am sometimes moved by the relationship of Trinket and Bitty and the things they will do for each other.
I really enjoyed this book. I love the Diva's and really enjoy the complications in the friendship between Trinket and Biddy. These ladies are real people that fall into solving the crime.... They are so different but really make reading this murder mystery a pleasure. I can't wait to read listen to the next book in the series!
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I would definitely listen to more book narrated by Karen Commins. I thought Dixie Divas was enjoyable, but not necessarily something to which I would return, as the setting didn't grab me and there were some issues with the story that bothered me--particularly the way the characters play fast and loose with the police investigation.
This was my first.
It was clearly meant as part of a series, and there is room for more. But I probably won't be reading them as it just wasn't quite my thing.
I really do not understand Southern women!
Active lifestyle so audiobooks fit in with nearly everything I'm doing.
I really enjoyed this sassy little murder mystery filled with divas, pets, family and friends and maybe even a teensy bit of history. Cute, catty and crazy scenarios make for a well written and well narrated story. I recommend this to any who need a lighthearted murder mystery to fill their time.
I received this book as a free gift from the narrator and Audible. Thank you for a pleasant weekend.
This was not as great as I thought it would be. The narration was terrible and did not fit the characters in the book.
more store and less descriptions I found we were up to chapter 9 and I knew very little about the mystery and TONS of little details about stuff that were not part of the story. It was like listening to a friend tell a story that would never end.
bitty and chien ling. I just got a kick how she fell in love with her.
I purchased the book and then read a few negative reviews. I figured this might not be one I liked. Happy to say I did enjoy the book. The characters were funny and likable. the narrator did a fine job. Her accent was not hard to listen to. It was a typical "cozy mystery" a little light on the plot and heavier on the characters.
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