"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.
I liked the story, I am glad I kept listening, but I had a really hard time with the narration... not a huge fan of this woman's voice. That was the only drawback, but when you are LISTENING to a story, it is a huge part!! So if you can get past the narration, the plot is good
I like light mysteries but this is just fluff. The plot was ridiculous and the characters annoying. One of the main characters, who was the murder suspect, never took anything series. I also find it far fetched that someone inv loved in a murder case would make all of her friends accessories after the fact and that they would be willing to be a participate. The book just didn't make since. Do not buy this book. It wasn't even funny. After lisstening to half of the book I finally skipped to the end. Even that was a waste of time. Don't bother with one.
Chapter 2! That's how far i got in this book....I couldn't bare listening to the narrator drone on in her monotone voice (used for every character) any longer! Also, the overly descriptive writing was exhausting. There is definitely a limit to the amount of adjectives needed when describing ANYTHING!
I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
the story was pretty good once I stopped grating my teeth on that fake southern accent of the narrator. the characters were interesting, as well.
I'd be reluctant!
This was a "light" listen, and worth the sale price, but certainly not worth a whole credit!
I disliked the narrator's Southern accent. It sounded like she used the same accent for all people regardless of their ethnicity or economic status. The story would have been richer if she had nuanced the accents, and less annoying if she had just read it without any accents.
That said, the story was lighthearted and fun. Personally, I enjoyed the over the top Southern stereotypes. It was not a page-turner but neither was it a chore to read. My only serious issue was that I felt the ending was a real stretch and not explained well. I felt that it ended unsatisfactorily.
I purchased this on a sale and will wait for the others in the series to go on sale rather than using a credit to purchase them.
Im a ranger in Western Australia, that has to travel alot with my job, so I enjoy listening to a good story to help me pass the miles.
What a pickle these Dixie Divas get themselves into... True girly friendship proves that birds of a feather flock together. Hilarious frivolity is a must for these ladies and it was a giggle out loud kind of saga.
Cant wait to listen to the next to see what these fabulous gals will get up to next. If I was in a flap, I would love these chicks to solve the mystery with me.
The narration was not up to snuff. I couldn't even listen to the entire first part.
I enjoy cozy mysteries but this one didn't do it for me.
The accents were bad and it was difficult to understand just who was speaking.
I didn't listen to enough to say.
The humor was delightful, and the some of the characters are a hoot, and realistic to boot. I know people just like them, and I have lived in Mississippi all of my 59 years.
Bitty. She is so funny, and so self-centered. Yet you can't help being amused by her.
Drop the fake southern accent, and just read the book. The reader does not have a clue how to do a southern accent. Hers is pathetic. If she would just read, she would do fine. The parts she just read were not bad, but that accent was like fingers scrapping a chalk blackboard to this southern boy.
Trinket. She is interesting.
Mrs. Brown is a good story teller, but doesn't know much about the deep south. I note she was an army brat who lived all over. That is great, but a little more research would have helped. First, cherry trees are not common in the deep south. Second, how can you write about Holly Springs and ignore Rust College? Do a little research, Mrs. Brown. It is obvious that you know the southern characters well from living in Memphis. But you do more than just get a map of Mississippi before you start writing.
Still, I enjoyed it, and recommend it.
This series is quite funny and maybe a little unbelievable, but great fun to listen to as you drive along.
I've tried at least half a dozen times over th epast 6 months. Sometimes started from the beginning again, sometimes keeping going from where I last stopped. Can't seem to get into the story. Generally I like the "cozy" type of mysteries, but this one seems somehow disjointed, doesn't flow well, jumps around, and I just can't get into it. yet.
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