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Dixie Divas: Dixie Divas Mysteries, Book 1 | [Virginia Brown]

Dixie Divas: Dixie Divas Mysteries, Book 1

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.
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Publisher's Summary

"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.

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    Carmen 02-03-15
    Carmen 02-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very entertainingn"

    The story was very entertaining and the narrator was excellent! Love the south and the Divas! I would recommend this book!

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    Rebecca M. Douglass SF, CA 01-29-15
    Rebecca M. Douglass SF, CA 01-29-15

    Author of The Ninja Librarian

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    "Fun and Fluffy"
    Would you try another book from Virginia Brown and/or Karen Commins?

    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.


    If you’ve listened to books by Virginia Brown before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first.


    Do you think Dixie Divas needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I really do not understand Southern women!

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    PowderRiverRose 01-19-15 Member Since 2014

    Active lifestyle so audiobooks fit in with nearly everything I'm doing.

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    "Nice and Fun Murder Mystery"

    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.

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    Tasha salt Lake City, UT, United States 06-09-14
    Tasha salt Lake City, UT, United States 06-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Meh."

    This was not as great as I thought it would be. The narration was terrible and did not fit the characters in the book.

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    Amanda Austin Texas 05-19-14
    Amanda Austin Texas 05-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Descriptive"
    What would have made Dixie Divas better?

    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.


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    Kammy sarnia, Ontario, Canada 04-25-14
    Kammy sarnia, Ontario, Canada 04-25-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Good light Book"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    bitty and chien ling. I just got a kick how she fell in love with her.


    Any additional comments?

    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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    Krista 03-17-14
    Krista 03-17-14
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    "Narrator awful!"
    What would have made Dixie Divas better?

    Different narrator! The voice and accent make listening , horrible. I like the story line, but can't get any farther than 2 hours into


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrator, or lose the FAKE southern accent!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment due to narration


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of a credit! Now have to buy Kindle version to finish the book

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    Carolyn SAINT PAUL, MN, United States 09-04-13
    Carolyn SAINT PAUL, MN, United States 09-04-13 Member Since 2011

    I am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.

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    "Sassy and Fun"

    I loved this book from the first minute. The narration for me leaves a little to be desired in the beginning but I loved the entire series!

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    Amazon Customer Kent, WA United States 08-06-13
    Amazon Customer Kent, WA United States 08-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining Fluff, Atrocious Narration"
    Would you try another book from Virginia Brown and/or Karen Commins?

    Virgina Brown -- maybe, she did make me laugh out loud a couple of times. Karen Commins -- no


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Silly complicated plot. -- fun fluff, fell in love with Chitlin' --


    Would you be willing to try another one of Karen Commins’s performances?

    Nope


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe, would depend on the cast


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    Phyllis 07-04-13
    Phyllis 07-04-13
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    "Dixie Fun"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dixie Divas to be better than the print version?

    Yes, but just barely, I may not be able to read better, but I can imagine better. Still, I prefer listening so I can do other things at the same time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Biddy. She is just so care free and she lives well and means well yet she makes mistakes and gets in trouble.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was to much like she was just reading. I may be spoiled by other actors that really perform well.


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